A Game for Swallows

A Game for Swallows

To Die, to Leave, to Return

Book - 2012
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Living in the midst of civil war in Beirut, Lebanon, Zeina and her brother face an evening of apprehension when their parents do not return from a visit to the other side of the city.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, c2012
ISBN: 9781575059419
157505941X
9780761385684
0761385681
Branch Call Number: YA 741.5 Abi
Additional Contributors: Gauvin, Edward

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There is a lot of fantastic #worldkidlit. This graphic novel memoir takes place in Lebanon and was originally published in French. For more works in translation, check out the Batchelder Honor list and the USBBY Outstanding International Books list. - Amanda


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Mark_Daly Feb 03, 2015

A colorful group of neighbors in a war zone gather together for safety when the night's artillery shooting begins. The bold black-and-white illustrations buzz with energy. Drawn from the author's childhood memories. In the vein of David B. and Marjane Satrapi.

quagga Nov 10, 2014

One eventful day in the life of two small children during the civil war in Lebanon told in a graphic novel memoir.

BCD2013 Jun 06, 2014

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In East Beirut in 1984, the Lebanese Civil War rages outside while Zeina and her little brother spend a long night with their neighbors waiting for their parents to come home.
- Andrea Lipinski

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Mark_Daly Feb 03, 2015

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