Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye audiobook

Habibi

By Naomi Shihab Nye
Read by Christina Moore

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664405615

  • ISBN: 9781664513440

Runtime: 5.81 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

For 14-year-old Liyana Abboud, life in St. Louis, Missouri is perfect. She loves shopping in the nearby stores and walking down streets where she knows everyone. Even better, she has just had her first kiss. But her father is moving the family to Jerusalem-the land where he was born. Suddenly Liyana finds herself a stranger in a threatening world. Shopkeepers bargain in odd-sounding languages, soldiers roam the neighborhoods with guns, and kissing in public can be downright dangerous. At home with her family she is still Habibi-Precious. But to everyone else, she is only a half-American, half-Arab nobody. As the days stretch into months, Liyana wonders if she will ever find a place in her father's mixed-up homeland. Naomi Shihab Nye's richly poetic prose won a Jane Addams Book Award and was an American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists." Christina Moore's moving performance will make listeners laugh and cry-and view the world from a whole new perspective.

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Author Bio: Naomi Shihab Nye

Author Bio: Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye has received a Lannan Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and four Pushcart Prizes. Her poetry collection 19 Varieties of Gazelle was a finalist for the National Book Award; Honeybee was awarded the Arab American Book Award. Nye is currently serving on the board of chancellors of the Academy of American Poets. She has edited several honored and popular poetry anthologies—including Time You Let Me In, Salting the Ocean, and This Same Sky—and is the author of the novels Habibi and Going, Going. Nye lives with her family in San Antonio, Texas.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.81
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English