Where the Streets had a Name,
[A5] Paperback - 333 pages.
by Randa Abdel-Fattah.
Thirteen-year-old Hayaat is on a mission. She believes a handful
soil from her grandmother's ancestral home in Jerusalem will save
beloved Sitti Zeynab's life. The only problem is the impenetrable
that divides the West Bank, as well as the checkpoints,
curfews, and Hayaat's best friend Samy, who is always a
is on their side. Hayaat and Samy have a curfew-free day
to travel to
Jerusalem. However, while their journey is only a few
it may take a lifetime to complete.
About the Author
Randa Abdel-Fattah was born in Australia to Egyptian-Palestinian
parents and lives in Sydney with her family where she is a practicing
lawyer. Her previous books, Does My Head Look Big in This (2005) and Ten
Things I Hate About Me (2009), received wide critical acclaim.