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The weight of our sky / Hanna Alkaf.

Hanna Alkaf, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library Y HAN (Text) 33500013003579 New Available -
Bagley Public Library Y HAN (Text) 33500013003587 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534426085
  • ISBN: 1534426086
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Salaam Reads, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Amidst the Chinese-Malay conflict in Kuala Lumpur in 1969, sixteen-year-old Melati must overcome prejudice, violence, and her own OCD to find her way back to her mother"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #1
    Melati Ahmad is watching a Paul Newman movie with her best friend when the world explodes. The historic 1969 race riots in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, have begun. At first, Melati, a Malay, takes shelter with a Chinese family, but eventually she goes into the city to find her mother. Melati is strongly afflicted with OCD, and the detail with which debut author Alkaf describes living with this disorder is precise and intense, especially Melati's conviction that she must constantly tap ordered patterns to satisfy the djinn (demon)—otherwise, anyone close to her will die. But it is Melati's fight with OCD that makes her such a strong character. Not only does she have to fight to stay alive and find her mother, she also has to wrestle her inner demon. Even so, she saves many people throughout the course of the novel, first with the help of others and eventually by herself. Melati's growing strength gives hope to readers: If she can fight her inner demon and save the day, then they can, too. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Obsessive-compulsive disorder > Fiction.
Mental illness > Fiction.
Race riots > Fiction.
Malays (Asian people) > Fiction.
Chinese > Malaysia > Fiction.
Ethnic relations > Fiction.
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) > History > 20th century > Fiction.

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