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Published by Puffin Books in New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Refugees -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Iraq -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Iran -- Juvenile fiction

Book details:

About the Edition

Her father"s involvement with the Kurdish resistance movement in Iraq forces thirteen-year-old Tara to flee with her family over the border into Iran, where they face an unknown future.

Edition Notes

StatementElizabeth Laird.
GenreJuvenile fiction.
The Physical Object
Pagination278 p. ;
Number of Pages278
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17057929M
ISBN 100140368558
OCLC/WorldCa30105091

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Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird Tara's life is turned upside down almost overnight, as she must abandon her usual. Kiss the Dust Elizabeth Laird Snippet view - About the author () Elizabeth Laird was born in New Zealand and moved to England with her family when she was three/5(4). More By and About This Author Laird weaves compelling facts about the conflicts between the Arabs and the Kurds into her gripping tale about one family's escape to freedom. After witnessing a. Full Synopsis: "Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird is an unforgettable, award-winning novel of conflict, persecution and the hardships faced by refugees. Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far away. It hasn't really touched her.

  Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird is an unforgettable, award-winning novel of conflict, persecution and the hardships faced by refugees. Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far away. It hasn't really touched her/5(6). 8 rows  About the Book Her father's involvement with the Kurdish resistance movement in Iraq . Description: Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird is an unforgettable, award-winning novel of conflict, persecution and the hardships faced by refugees. Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far away. It hasn't really touched her. Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird () W e receive a lot of refugees into the United Kingdom but, unless you actually meet any for yourself, it's difficult to have any grasp of the kind of circumstances that have brought them to this country.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. No place is safe for Tara and her family. Twelve-year-old Tara Hawrami lives a normal life in Iraq--until the day she sees a boy, a Kurd like herself, get shot by /5(5). Well, in Kiss the Dust, Elizabeth Laird invites readers to engage in the coming of age of an Iraqi girl journeying across a war-torn country. Laird wrote the novel in , based on real. Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird. Kiss the Dust. Macmillan ISBN Many of them told me their amazing stories, and these became the threads from which Kiss the Dust was woven. Buy the book Winner of the Children's Book Award, the Sheffield Book Award and the Royal Dutch Geographical Society Glass Globe Award. Books similar to Kiss the Dust Kiss the Dust. by Elizabeth Laird. avg. rating Ratings. For Tara, the world is turned upside down when her father's involvement in the Kurdish resistance movement forces the family to flee Iraq and eventually seek asylum in Britain. This book is written.