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Kiss the dust (original 1991; edition 1991)

by Elizabeth Laird

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Member:HelenGress
Title:Kiss the dust
Authors:Elizabeth Laird
Info:London : Mammoth, 1991.
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Tags:Kurds, refugee, civil war

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Probably not one of Laird's best offerings but still an interesting book about a young, Kurdish girl who has to flee Iraq with her family to join the growing band of refugees in Iran. This book would sit nicely along side the "Parvana" series by Deborah Ellis. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
Probably not one of Laird's best offerings but still an interesting book about a young, Kurdish girl who has to flee Iraq with her family to join the growing band of refugees in Iran. This book would sit nicely along side the "Parvana" series by Deborah Ellis. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
Probably not one of Laird's best offerings but still an interesting book about a young, Kurdish girl who has to flee Iraq with her family to join the growing band of refugees in Iran. This book would sit nicely along side the "Parvana" series by Deborah Ellis. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
This book would be good to use when talking about cultures in the middle east or refugees. I think students would enjoy this book because the struggles the girl and her family go through are like nothing they have experienced. ( )
  Kate_Schulte078 | May 4, 2015 |
This book brings a personal perspective on what life is like in war torn Iraq. This recent-history novel follows a young Kurdish girl who was once carefree living in her mountain town as she and her family flee from the stringent rules and fierce fighting of the militant Muslim regime. I found the culture fascinating and Tara's life in the refugee camp is heart wrenching. ( )
  librarianrae | Jul 30, 2010 |
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Her father's involvement with the Kurdish resistance movement in Iraq forces thirteen-year-old Tara to flee with her family over the border into Iran, where they face an unknown future. [Library of Congress summary]. Elizabeth Laird drew on personal accounts by close Kurdish friends to plot the story of Tara and her family [jacket notes]. The story takes places in the 1980s during the Iran-Iraq war.
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Her father's involvement with the Kurdish resistance movement in Iraq forces thirteen-year-old Tara to flee with her family over the border into Iran, where they face an unknown future.

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