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2017 One Book for Teens Selection: "I Remember Beirut" by Zeina Abirached

"I Remember Beirut" by Zeina Abirached
Lerner Publishing
"I Remember Beirut" by Zeina Abirached

Zeina Abirached, author of the award-winning graphic novel “A Game for Swallows,” returns with a powerful collection of wartime memories.

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.