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Habibi

Naomi Shihab Nye

For 14-year-old Liyana Abboud, life in St. Louis, Missouri is perfect. She loves shopping in the nearby stores and walking down streets where she knows everyone. Even better, she has just had her first kiss. But her father is moving the family to Jerusalem—the land where he was born. Suddenly Liyana finds herself a stranger in a threatening world. Shopkeepers bargain in odd-sounding languages, soldiers roam the neighborhoods with guns, and kissing in public can be downright dangerous. At home with her family she is still Habibi—Precious. But to everyone else, she is only a half-American, half-Arab nobody. As the days stretch into months, Liyana wonders if she will ever find a place in her father’s mixed-up homeland. Naomi Shihab Nye’s richly poetic prose won a Jane Addams Book Award and was an American Bookseller “Pick of the Lists.” Christina Moore’s moving performance will make listeners laugh and cry—and view the world from a whole new perspective.

For 14-year-old Liyana Abboud, life in St. Louis, Missouri is perfect. She loves shopping in the nearby stores and walking down streets where she knows everyone. Even better, she has just had her first kiss. But her father is moving the family to Jerusalem—the land where he was born. Suddenly Liyana finds herself a stranger in a threatening world. Shopkeepers bargain in odd-sounding languages, soldiers roam the neighborhoods with guns, and kissing in public can be downright dangerous. At home with her family she is still Habibi—Precious. But to everyone else, she is only a half-American, half-Arab nobody. As the days stretch into months, Liyana wonders if she will ever find a place in her father’s mixed-up homeland. Naomi Shihab Nye’s richly poetic prose won a Jane Addams Book Award and was an American Bookseller “Pick of the Lists.” Christina Moore’s moving performance will make listeners laugh and cry—and view the world from a whole new perspective.
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For 14-year-old Liyana Abboud, life in St. Louis, Missouri is perfect. She loves shopping in the nearby stores and walking down streets where she knows everyone. Even better, she has just had her first kiss. But her father is moving the family to Jerusalem—the land where he was born. Suddenly Liyana finds herself a stranger in a threatening world. Shopkeepers bargain in odd-sounding languages, soldiers roam the neighborhoods with guns, and kissing in public can be downright dangerous. At home with her family she is still Habibi—Precious. But to everyone else, she is only a half-American, half-Arab nobody. As the days stretch into months, Liyana wonders if she will ever find a place in her father’s mixed-up homeland. Naomi Shihab Nye’s richly poetic prose won a Jane Addams Book Award and was an American Bookseller “Pick of the Lists.” Christina Moore’s moving performance will make listeners laugh and cry—and view the world from a whole new perspective.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christina Moore

Length:

5h 48m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

17:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

23:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:32