Grades 6 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 4.5
Lexile Measure®: 740L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- Realistic Fiction
- Determination and Perseverance
- Middle Eastern and Middle Eastern American
- Grandparents and Grandchildren
- Friends and Friendship
About This Book
Thirteen year old Hayaat is on a mission. She believes a handful of soil from her grandmother's ancestral home in Jerusalem will save her beloved Sitti Zeynab's life. The only problem is that Hayaat and her family live behind the impenetrable wall that divides the West Bank, and they're on the wrong side of check points, curfews, and the travel permit system. Plus, Hayaat's best friend Samy always manages to attract trouble. But luck is on the pair's side as they undertake the journey to Jerusalem from the Palestinian Territories when Hayaat and Samy have a curfew-free day to travel.
But while their journey may only be a few kilometers long, it could take a lifetime to complete...
Humorous and heartfelt, Where the Streets Had a Name deals with the Israel-Palestinian conflict with sensitivity and grace and will open a window on this timely subject.