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by Walrath, Dana [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2014]; ©2014Edition: First edition.Description: 353 pages : map ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780385743976 (hbk.) :; 0385743971 (hbk.); 9780375991424 (glb); 0375991425 (glb).Title notes: $16.99 11-2014 (db)Subject(s): Armenian massacres, 1915-1923 -- Juvenile fiction | Novels in verse | Armenian massacres, 1915-1923 -- Fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Fiction | Genocide -- Fiction | Armenians -- Turkey -- Fiction | Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918 -- Fiction | Armenian massacres (1915-1923) | 1915 - 1923 | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: Based on actual events, this novel in verse relates the tale of siblings Sosi, Shahen, and Mariam who survive the Armenian genocide of 1915 by escaping from Turkey alone over the mountains.
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"Evocative and hopeful," says Newbery Honor-Winner Rita Williams-Garcia of this intense survival story set during the Armenian genocide of 1915. <br>   <br> It is 1914, and the Ottoman Empire is crumbling into violence.<br>      Beyond Anatolia, in the Armenian Highlands, Shahen Donabedian dreams of going to New York. Sosi, his twin sister, never wants to leave her home, especially now that she is in love. At first, only Papa, who counts Turks and Kurds among his closest friends, stands in Shahen's way. But when the Ottoman pashas set in motion their plans to eliminate all Armenians, neither twin has a choice.<br>      After a horrifying attack leaves them orphaned, they flee into the mountains, carrying their little sister, Mariam. But the children are not alone. An eagle watches over them as they run at night and hide each day, making their way across mountain ridges and rivers red with blood.     <br> <br> A YALSA Best Fiction Nomination<br> A Notable Books for a Global Society Award Winner    <br> A CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book of the Year<br> A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year with Outstanding Merit<br> <br> "I have walked through the remnants of the Armenian civilization in Palu and Chunkush, I have stood on the banks of the Euphrates. And still I was unprepared for how deeply moved I would be by Dana Walrath's poignant, unflinching evocation of the Armenian Genocide. Her beautiful poetry and deft storytelling stayed with me long after I had finished this powerful novel in verse." -- Chris Bohjalian , author of The Sandcastle Girls and Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands <br> <br> "A heartbreaking tale of familial love, blind trust, and the crushing of innocence. A fine and haunting work." -- Karen Hesse , Newbery Medal-winning author of Out of the Dust<br>  <br> "This eloquent verse novel brings one of history's great tragedies to life." -- Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor-winning author of The Surrender Tree<br> <br> * "This beautiful, yet at times brutally vivid, historical verse novel will bring this horrifying, tragic period to life for astute, mature readers." -- School Library Journal , Starred<br> <br> "A powerful tale balancing the graphic reality of genocide with a shining spirit of hope and bravery in young refugees coming to terms with their world."-- Booklist <br>  <br> "The emotional impact these events had on individuals will certainly resonate."-- Kirkus Reviews

$16.99 11-2014 (db)

Based on actual events, this novel in verse relates the tale of siblings Sosi, Shahen, and Mariam who survive the Armenian genocide of 1915 by escaping from Turkey alone over the mountains.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-353).

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Horn Book Review

This unusual novel about the 1915 Armenian genocide is written in intricate verse and tempered by the magical realism of an eagle that helps three siblings during their escape from their village. Shahen (disguised as a girl), his twin sister, and younger sister flee after their family is killed, eventually making it to Syria. An excellent author's note and extensive resource lists are appended. Map. Glos. (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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