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BarcodeT 158580763
StatusChecked Out
LocationStMarys
TitleEverything sad is untrue : (a true story) / Daniel Nayeri.
AuthorNayeri, Daniel, author.
Call NoYA NAY
CollectionYoung Adult
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Call NoBarcodeLocationCirc Status
YA NAYT 158580763StMarysDue on 5/11/2021
YA FIC NAY11584500001438JohnsonburgAvailable

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781646140008
Personal Name Nayeri, Daniel, author.
Title Statement Everything sad is untrue : (a true story) / Daniel Nayeri.
Imprint Montclair : LQ/Levine Querido, 2020.
Physical Description 356 pages ; 22 cm
Content Type text rdacontent
Media Type unmediated rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about poop too much. But Khosrou's stories, stretching back years, and decades, and centuries, are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment his family fled Iran in the middle of the night with the secret police moments behind them, back to the sad, cement refugee camps of Italy.and further back to the fields near the river Aras, where rain-soaked flowers bled red like the yolk of sunset burst over everything, and further back still to the Jasmine-scented city of Isfahan. We bounce between a school bus of kids armed with paper clip missiles and spitballs to the heroines and heroes of Khosrou's family's past, who ate pastries that made people weep and cry "Akh, Tamar!" and touched carpets woven with precious gems. Like Scheherazade in a hostile classroom, Daniel weaves a tale to save his own life: to stake his claim to the truth. And it is (a true story)"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Families Juvenile fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Iranians Oklahoma Juvenile fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Middle school students Juvenile fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Refugees Oklahoma Juvenile fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Schools Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Storytelling Juvenile fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Oklahoma Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Oklahoma Juvenile fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Autobiographical fiction.

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