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The Weight of Our Sky
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Published:
Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019
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Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
02/05/2019
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781534426108
ASIN:
B07GNSHMHM
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.7, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
830
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Hanna Alkaf. (2019). The Weight of Our Sky. Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

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Hanna Alkaf. 2019. The Weight of Our Sky. Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

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Hanna Alkaf, The Weight of Our Sky. Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2019.

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Hanna Alkaf. The Weight of Our Sky. Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2019. Web.

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A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut.
Melati Ahmad looks like your typical movie-going, Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old. Unlike most other sixteen-year-olds though, Mel also believes that she harbors a djinn inside her, one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother's death unless she adheres to an elaborate ritual of counting and tapping to keep him satisfied.

A trip to the movies after school turns into a nightmare when the city erupts into violent race riots between the Chinese and the Malay. When gangsters come into the theater and hold movie-goers hostage, Mel, a Malay, is saved by a Chinese woman, but has to leave her best friend behind to die.

On their journey through town, Mel sees for herself the devastation caused by the riots. In her village, a neighbor tells her that her...
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On their journey through town, Mel sees for herself the devastation caused by the riots. In her village, a neighbor tells her that her mother, a nurse, was called in to help with the many bodies piling up at the hospital. Mel must survive on her own, with the help of a few kind strangers, until she finds her mother. But the djinn in her mind threatens her ability to cope.
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