I Remember Beirut

I Remember Beirut

eBook - 2014
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"Abirached was born in Lebanon in 1981. She grew up in Beirut as fighting between Christians and Muslims divided the city streets. Follow her past cars riddled with bullet holes, into taxi cabs that travel where buses refuse to go, and on outings to collect shrapnel from the sidewalk. With striking black-and-white artwork, Abirached recalls the details of ordinary life inside a war zone" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, 2014
Edition: First American Editon
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781467772822
1467772828
9781467746601
1467746606
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (96 pages) : illustrations, map

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KateHillier Mar 23, 2015

The art may remind you of Persepolis but we're in Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War instead and the story is much more fragmented. It's a series of "I remember" or "I don't remember" statements and anecdotes about the author's life in Beirut during the time. It's a smooth story but at the same time perhaps doesn't have the sort of impact I was expecting. There are moments - like the volume of the father's music and the bullet ridden family car - but overall it feels a lot more like someone just telling you bits of a story instead of the whole thing.

Mark_Daly Feb 03, 2015

A companion to Abirached's earlier "A Game for Swallows." Has a simple, hypnotic rhythm. Perhaps a good addition to middle school book clubs.

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Mark_Daly Feb 03, 2015

Mark_Daly thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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