ABAWI, Atia. A Land of Permanent Goodbyes

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      Library Journals, LLC
    • Publication Date:
      2017
    • Abstract:
      * ABAWI, Atia. A Land of Permanent Goodbyes. 288p. Philomel. Jan. 2018. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780399546839. Gr 7 Up-Told from the point of view of Destiny, this novel focuses on [...]
    • ISSN:
      0362-8930
    • Rights:
      Copyright 2017 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.
      COPYRIGHT 2017 A wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
    • Accession Number:
      edsgcl.516634087
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ANTON, E. ABAWI, Atia. A Land of Permanent Goodbyes. School Library Journal, [s. l.], n. 12, p. 103, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 27 maio. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Anton E. ABAWI, Atia. A Land of Permanent Goodbyes. School Library Journal. 2017;(12):103. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgea&AN=edsgcl.516634087&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886. Accessed May 27, 2019.
    • APA:
      Anton, E. (2017). ABAWI, Atia. A Land of Permanent Goodbyes. School Library Journal, (12), 103. Retrieved from http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgea&AN=edsgcl.516634087&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Anton, Etta. 2017. “ABAWI, Atia. A Land of Permanent Goodbyes.” School Library Journal. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgea&AN=edsgcl.516634087&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Harvard:
      Anton, E. (2017) ‘ABAWI, Atia. A Land of Permanent Goodbyes’, School Library Journal, p. 103. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgea&AN=edsgcl.516634087&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886 (Accessed: 27 May 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Anton, E 2017, ‘ABAWI, Atia. A Land of Permanent Goodbyes’, School Library Journal, no. 12, p. 103, viewed 27 May 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Anton, Etta. “ABAWI, Atia. A Land of Permanent Goodbyes.” School Library Journal, no. 12, 2017, p. 103. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgea&AN=edsgcl.516634087&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Anton, Etta. “ABAWI, Atia. A Land of Permanent Goodbyes.” School Library Journal, 2017. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgea&AN=edsgcl.516634087&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Anton E. ABAWI, Atia. A Land of Permanent Goodbyes. School Library Journal [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2019 May 27];(12):103. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgea&AN=edsgcl.516634087&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 March #1

Tareq can remember Syria, before the war, before the air strikes, before all of the bombed-out buildings. He misses daily life, how his father would sell food at the market while Tareq helped take care of his siblings. After a bomb drops from the sky and decimates Tareq's family, he begins a sorrowful journey as a refugee, passing through a landscape that is ever changing with other people who are abandoning their homes, whether by choice or fate. This touching read will stir empathy and compassion about the harrowing plight of refugees. Abawi paints a vivid picture of how much control one does not have of her or his own life, especially when up against an entire country's viscous uprising, and helps give perspective on how religion can be used to help create a world where the most basic human rights are violated. Most important, this book illustrates the hardships refugees face in staying connected to the people they love when they are always having to say goodbye. Grades 8-11. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Spring

When a bomb destroys Tareq's home in Syria, killing most of his family, he flees to Turkey, and then across the Aegean Sea in a dingy to Greece. The harrowing, emotionally moving story is chock-full of sensory details, Arabic phrases, and realistic dialogue. Often-clever omniscient narration by "Destiny" itself presents readers with the perspectives of Syrian refugees and aid workers, as well as with the larger historical context of displacement. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2017 November #2

In this gripping and heartrending novel, Abawi (The Secret Sky) follows a family of Syrian refugees, whose lives are changed when one of the feared "bombs that fell indiscriminately from the sky" destroys their apartment building. Teenage Tareq, his father, and his four-year-old sister, Susan, survive, but his mother, grandmother, and three other siblings die in the blast. All three flee the country, joining the endless stream of refugees desperately seeking safety. Destiny itself serves as an omniscient narrator, a device that helps to buffer readers from the relentless terror, hunger, and danger plaguing Tareq's family: "To me, you are all from the same world. You have the same hearts, needs, wants and desires." As the family journeys through Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Macedonia on their way to Germany, its configuration varies, most poignantly when Fayed pays smugglers to take his children in a perilously overcrowded boat bound for Greece. Newfound friendships and stories of volunteers pulling refugees from the Aegean provide elements of hope in this upsetting yet beautifully rendered portrayal of an ongoing humanitarian crisis. Ages 12–up. Agent: Stephen Barbara, Inkwell Management. (Jan.)

Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly.