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Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
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Jun 23, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: award-winners, biography, history, true-story, islam

I began with the expectation that I would be reading about the aftermath of Katerina, but this book was so much more. It was a biography of Syrian-born Zaitoun, about a gentle, hardworking Muslim family, about the teachings of the Qu'ran and similarities to Christianity, about the perverse, frustrating, inadequate government we all serve. Makeshift prisons were ready 2 days after the storm hit, but no food or water was sent to shelters. This book deserves all the awards it won. All proceeds from the sale of Zeitoun go to charity. This reader believes all Americans could benefit from studying this shameful episode in our history and Zeitoun should be a book utilized in schools across the country.

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