Search Results: "Hawa Abdi"


BOOK REVIEW

KEEPING HOPE ALIVE by Hawa Abdi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2013

"A poignant account of personal bravery, love, and loss and a chronicle of the tragedy of our times."
With the assistance of Robbins, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Abdi chronicles the ravages of the ongoing civil war in Somalia and her efforts to establish a safe haven amid the destruction. Read full book review >

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THE AUTHENTICS by Abdi Nazemian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Full of surprises both cultural and emotional, and narrated in the strong voice of a memorable protagonist, this is a tale of integrity, identity, family, love, and sacrifice that is sure to satisfy. (Fiction. 11-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Daria is determined to fight against her mother's party-planning for the extravagant Sweet 16 she doesn't want, but the battle she is not prepared for comes when she discovers family secrets that turn her world upside down. Read full book review >

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WHILE WE RUN by Karen Healey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2014

"Suspenseful, well-crafted and visionary. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
In the follow-up to When We Wake (2013), a diverse, skilled and politically committed group of teenagers fights a chillingly sinister government in a future Australia. Read full book review >

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ODD CHILD OUT by Gilly Macmillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Though the story is emotionally compelling and Macmillan nails the complexity of adolescent friendship, the central mystery is lacking."
A friendship between two teenage boys seems to implode when one is found unconscious in a Bristol canal. Read full book review >