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Naomi Shihab Nye

Fourteen-year-old Liyana Abboud would rather not have to change her life...especially now that she has been kissed, for the very first time and quite by surprise, by a boy named Jackson. But when her parents announce that Liyana's family is moving from St. Louis, Missouri, to Jerusalem -- to the land where her father was born -- Liyana's whole world shifts. What does Jerusalem hold for Liyana? A grandmother, a Sitti, she has never met, for one. A history much bigger than she is. Visits to the West Bank village where her aunts and uncles live. Mischief. Old stone streets that wind through time and trouble. Opening doors, dark jail cells, a new feeling for peace, and Omer...the intriguing stranger whose kisses replace the one she lost when she moved across the ocean.

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Craig Thompson

From the internationally acclaimed author of Blankets (“A triumph for the genre.”—Library Journal), a highly anticipated new graphic novel. Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth—and frailty—of their connection. At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling. From the Hardcover edition.

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T.S. Daggenhurst,Joseph Cowman

Long ago, in the middle of a vast, hot desert, a young, hardworking camel named Habibi took pride in his daily chores. One day after work, Habibi journeyed home solo when he got caught in a strong, unexpected sandstorm. When the dust settled, the young camel realized he was no longer alone! Brought together by the dust storm, an unlikely friendship is forged by a good deed. The new friends learn that good can emerge from the most difficult situations.

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Naomi Shihab Nye

Fourteen-year-old Liyana, the daughter of a native Palestinian, challenges her family, culture, and tradition when she falls in love with Omer, a Jewish boy, after her family moves to Jerusalem from St. Louis. Reprint.

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Betsy Lewin

One day, instead of following Ahmed around in a circle giving children rides, Habibi the camel runs through the bazaar with Ahmed following him and trying to figure out what is wrong.

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David Solway

Habibi, the love poems of the Moroccan poet Alim Maghrebi, is the latest in a series of David Solway's poetic 'translations,' dating from Andreas Karavis' Saracen Island and including Nesmine Rifat's Pallikari, Rhys Savarin's Reaching for Clear, Bartholomew the Englishman's The Properties of Things, and Dov Ben-Zamir'sNew Wine, Old Bottles, the latter still in manuscript. These are what Solway calls his 'ostensibles,' poetic voices and artifacts which he regards as constituting an extended trope or metaphor of the desire for transformation.

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Haitham Alsarraf

When the Twin Towers are hit on September 11, 2001, Mohammed's success as a stockbroker in a tiny Middle Eastern country quickly escalates, encouraging his love to debauch women while fighting off traditional marriage, incessant social corruption and Western hegemony, all in a closed wealthy Muslim country, until he soon realizes that his promiscuous life erodes and corrodes his sanity. He eventually meets a younger bisexual woman who he thinks might be worthy of marriage. However, that changes when she takes him farther in a downward spiral of self-analysis and destruction. By the summer of 2008, when worldwide financial markets are about to correct, Mohammed ultimately senses his own spirituality being stolen by the very individuals he has confronted and the society he has loved to hate. The story is a satire yet a serious social critique depicting many critical points which have (mis)shaped Kuwait, leading Mohammed to point out the absurdities of the personalities and situations he finds himself in.

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Hoda Barakat,Laila Familiar

"Sayyidi wa Habibi (My Master and My Love"), a novel by acclaimed Lebanese author Hoda Barakat, is abridged in this volume for learners of Arabic at the advanced low proficiency level. This supplementary text adds variety and fun to a regular course on Arabic and is complete with exercises in order to guide learners, improve their Arabic reading skills, and increase their knowledge of Arabic culture. Set during the Lebanese Civil war, this intriguing novel features eloquent prose that keeps readers engaged until the last line. Laila Familiar provides introductory materials, a short biography of the author, and exercises that develop linguistic and cultural competencies. Audio files of Barakat reading five passages from the work, along with a recorded interview, are available free on the press website in order to help students improve their listening skills. This authorized version of the abridged text of "Sayyidi wa Habibi" will be warmly embraced by college and university students of Arabic as well as by independent learners of Arabic.

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Elif Yağmur Urfalıoğlu

İş dünyasında başarı, rakibinden güçlü, hızlı ve daha cesur olmana bağlıdır. Bu dünyanın şakası olmaz. Bir de acemiysen mağlubiyet kaçınılmazdır. Peki, aşk dünyasında başarı neye bağlıdır? İlkeler ve Önyargılar, Sevgi ve Nefret, Hayal kırıklığı ve Umutlar… Savaş her cephede, iki tende fakat yürekte yaşanır. Bu savaşın galibi de mağlubu da yenilmiştir. Aşk kazanmış, âşıklar yine kaybetmiştir. Türkiye’den Katar’a uzanan bir aşk masalı...