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A Game for Swallows by Zeina Abirached
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it was amazing
bookshelves: graphic-novel, graphic-non-fiction, multicultural-books

This is such an important book because the voice of young Zeina is so authentic. She doesn't know that life inside Beirut in the 1980s is unusual as it is as it has always been. The richness of her black and white cartoon-style drawings reinforces the stark contrasts of home life and war. The chronicles of Zeina's everyday life where city's infrastructure works intermittently, is juxtaposed with the comic events of her family and neighbours. This book must be in every school library for its art and its voice.

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Reading Progress

November 11, 2014 – Started Reading
November 11, 2014 – Shelved
July 9, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
August 15, 2015 – Finished Reading
August 30, 2015 – Shelved as: graphic-novel
August 30, 2015 – Shelved as: graphic-non-fiction
August 30, 2015 – Shelved as: multicultural-books

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