The Map of Salt and Stars

This powerful and lyrical debut novel is to Syria what The Kite Runner was to Afghanistan; the story of two girls living eight hundred years apart—a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and an adventurous mapmaker’s ...

The Map of Salt and Stars

Author: Zeyn Joukhadar

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 150116905X

Page: 384

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This powerful and lyrical debut novel is to Syria what The Kite Runner was to Afghanistan; the story of two girls living eight hundred years apart—a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and an adventurous mapmaker’s apprentice—“perfectly aligns with the cultural moment” (The Providence Journal) and “shows how interconnected two supposedly opposing worlds can be” (The New York Times Book Review). This “beguiling” (Seattle Times) and stunning novel begins in the summer of 2011. Nour has just lost her father to cancer, and her mother moves Nour and her sisters from New York City back to Syria to be closer to their family. In order to keep her father’s spirit alive as she adjusts to her new home, Nour tells herself their favorite story—the tale of Rawiya, a twelfth-century girl who disguised herself as a boy in order to apprentice herself to a famous mapmaker. But the Syria Nour’s parents knew is changing, and it isn’t long before the war reaches their quiet Homs neighborhood. When a shell destroys Nour’s house and almost takes her life, she and her family are forced to choose: stay and risk more violence or flee across seven countries of the Middle East and North Africa in search of safety—along the very route Rawiya and her mapmaker took eight hundred years before in their quest to chart the world. As Nour’s family decides to take the risk, their journey becomes more and more dangerous, until they face a choice that could mean the family will be separated forever. Following alternating timelines and a pair of unforgettable heroines coming of age in perilous times, The Map of Salt and Stars is the “magical and heart-wrenching” (Christian Science Monitor) story of one girl telling herself the legend of another and learning that, if you listen to your own voice, some things can never be lost.

The Thirty Names of Night

Winner of the ALA Stonewall Book Award—Barbara Gittings Literature Award Named Best Book of the Year by Bustle Named Most Anticipated Book of the Year by The Millions, Electric Literature, and HuffPost ​The author of the “vivid and ...

The Thirty Names of Night

Author: Zeyn Joukhadar

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982121556

Page: 304

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Winner of the ALA Stonewall Book Award—Barbara Gittings Literature Award Named Best Book of the Year by Bustle Named Most Anticipated Book of the Year by The Millions, Electric Literature, and HuffPost ​The author of the “vivid and urgent…important and timely” (The New York Times Book Review) debut The Map of Salt and Stars returns with this remarkably moving and lyrical novel following three generations of Syrian Americans who are linked by a mysterious species of bird and the truths they carry close to their hearts. Five years after a suspicious fire killed his ornithologist mother, a closeted Syrian American trans boy sheds his birth name and searches for a new one. He has been unable to paint since his mother’s ghost has begun to visit him each evening. As his grandmother’s sole caretaker, he spends his days cooped up in their apartment, avoiding his neighborhood masjid, his estranged sister, and even his best friend (who also happens to be his longtime crush). The only time he feels truly free is when he slips out at night to paint murals on buildings in the once-thriving Manhattan neighborhood known as Little Syria. One night, he enters the abandoned community house and finds the tattered journal of a Syrian American artist named Laila Z, who dedicated her career to painting the birds of North America. She famously and mysteriously disappeared more than sixty years before, but her journal contains proof that both his mother and Laila Z encountered the same rare bird before their deaths. In fact, Laila Z’s past is intimately tied to his mother’s—and his grandmother’s—in ways he never could have expected. Even more surprising, Laila Z’s story reveals the histories of queer and transgender people within his own community that he never knew. Realizing that he isn’t and has never been alone, he has the courage to officially claim a new name: Nadir, an Arabic name meaning rare. As unprecedented numbers of birds are mysteriously drawn to the New York City skies, Nadir enlists the help of his family and friends to unravel what happened to Laila Z and the rare bird his mother died trying to save. Following his mother’s ghost, he uncovers the silences kept in the name of survival by his own community, his own family, and within himself, and discovers the family that was there all along. Featuring Zeyn Joukhadar’s signature “magical and heart-wrenching” (The Christian Science Monitor) storytelling, The Thirty Names of Night is a timely exploration of how we all search for and ultimately embrace who we are.

Unity

We are cousins in the bone to suns , itself upon Spain ; in Victor Hugo we see the
foun - blood - relations to the stars ! The anatomist will der of a native French
drama . map out for me a chart of myself which London As a novelist and as a
poet ...

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Star of the Magi

These maps are Salt . The Star of the Magi . Pessimism . specially valuable , not
only for their completeness DECEMBER , 1899 , No. TWO . AN INSPIRATIONAL
CONCEPTION .-- A Message from and accuracy , but also for their large scale ...

Star of the Magi

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A System of Geography for the Use of Schools

In the map of the world and the otner maps inserted the fire , & c . , issues is
called the crater . a sound . above , the light parts represent ... The ridge [ The
teacher may here speak of the sun , moon , and stars as also great globes or
worlds , like the earth , moving through space . ... The great body of salt water on
the globe is be is rushes down a steep place , or over a precipice , the called the
sea or ocean ...

A System of Geography  for the Use of Schools

Author: Sidney Edwards Morse

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A Map of Modern English Verse

... Felt thud beneath my flesh ' s armour , As yet was in a molten form , The leaden
stars , the rainy hammer Swung by my father from his dome . I knew the message
of the winter , The darted hail , the childish snow , And the wind was my sister
suitor ; Wind in me ... And time cast forth my mortal creature To drift or drown
upon the seas Acquainted with the salt adventure Of tides that never touch the
shores .

A Map of Modern English Verse

Author: John Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The Intellectual observer

Light of the sun and stars , origin of the , 448 . Limapontia slug found on salt
marshes , 34 . Limax marginatus , teeth of , 71 . Limestone , discovery ... as seen
from , 324 . Moon , 193 ; index map of the , 190 . Mocn , possible action of the ,
226 .

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Nature

There is one more thing which must be are as distinct as the spectrum of
magnesium and the spectrum of said with special ... a very important objection , is
of a if you begin with a known compound body , let us say , a salt of somewhat
different ... are more important changes to be got out of the obfact it would seem
at first useless to construct a map of any servations of the ... riment at low
temperature , call it the chemical atom or the to which we are led by our study of
the sun and stars ?

Nature

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English Mechanic and World of Science

With which are Incorporated "the Mechanic", "Scientific Opinion," and the "British
and Foreign Mechanic. ... Radiant Points, and on the Long Duration of Meteor
Showers " Mr. Denning has laid down npon maps the apparent paths of 2,690
shooting stars which ... The cutter is of a concave form, with the edge shaped to
salt the pattern desired, and the machinery for per- meteors fall every night, that it
would ...

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The New Republic

amounts of salt and grain into the country to relieve dence . It is likely that ... The
Army's Mental Goose - Step by Herbert Mitgang al disqualify all of us from service
on the Stars and Stripes today . ... We watched the map of Europe and cheered
when the pins moved closer to Germany , no matter which ally's pins they were .

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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art

those which characterize the sunlight , the mated closely to the great discovery
light of the planets , and that of the moon ... fessor Roscoe , “ or a mote in the
sunbeam , made in the spectra of the sun and stars , which does not contain
chloride of ... Two - thirds of 1752 first observed the yellow flame of the earth's
surface is covered with salt water , sodium , while Sir ... analysis gradually
became realthe first to attempt to represent them in ized , until in 1860 Professor
Bunsen ema map .

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature  Science  and Art

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Parents Study Bulletin

He will show a willingness to accept responsibility in connection with his study of
the stars and to execute his duties to the best of his ability . ... In studying the stars
he should tend to observe accurately and weigh the evidence before drawing
final conclusions in making a star map . ... This activity should help the child to
have a better understanding and a deeper appreciation of how salt was formed ...

    Parents  Study Bulletin

Author: Kansas. Department of Education

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Bulletin

He will show a willingness to accept responsibility in connection with his study of
the stars and to execute his duties to the best of his ability . ... In studying the stars
he should tend to observe accurately and weigh the evidence before drawing
final conclusions in making a star map . ... This activity should help the child to
have a better understanding and a deeper appreciation of how salt was formed ...

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The Athenaeum

Its the kings of Mercia , Kent , East Anglia , and Wessex , servations of variable
stars by photometry ; the compiler is Senhor L. Conceiro . and of ... Mr. Oscar
Browning in trustworthy map of the famous caverns of Adels -On an Anomaly
encountered in Determination of the chair . ... Thermo - electric Properties of Salt
Solutions , ' by doms under Edward I. , ' in which the policy of the Dr. Robert
Sieger's most ...

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Ocean highways the geographical record ed by C R Markham Ocean highways the geographical review Vol 1 continued as The Geographical magazine

which might occasionally be adopted in countries of salt induce such a condition
of the blood ( and nearer home with manifest ... maps of Castelnau strangers -
occupy three sides of a square , scarcely and Herndon , and also of the old map
of Father Sobreviela . ... my obser - for the rains have worn narrow zigzag ravines
, called vations with several different stars , and tried to make out myself « zanias
.

Ocean highways  the geographical record  ed  by C R  Markham  Ocean highways  the geographical review  Vol  1  continued as  The Geographical magazine

Author: sir Clements Robert Markham

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The American Illustrated Methodist Magazine

Their gracious map of the heavens on his study wall . sounds have long since
died away ; but One morning an infidel came on a visit , in the ... In them rest the
sun , moon , and stars themselves , the children of Pastor Friedrich von which are
only pictured here , are made ... he shut himself up in and my salvation ; whom
shall I fear ? his room with salt and bread three days . the Lord is the strength of
my life ...

The American Illustrated Methodist Magazine

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A Guide for Exploratory Work in the Kansas Program for Improvement of Instruction

He will show a willingness to accept responsibility in connection with his study of
the stars and to execute his duties to the best of his ability . ... In studying the stars
he should tend to observe accurately and weigh the evidence before drawing
final conclusions in making a star map . ... his study of the stars . cilla MAT " TE
SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES Comparing the different ways that salt is produced .

A Guide for Exploratory Work in the Kansas Program for Improvement of Instruction

Author: Kansas. Department of Education

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In All Our States

On some maps , dots of different size stand for cities , and stars stand for the
capitals of states and the capital of the United ... weather , and climate developed
as children study this unit include : Oceans and seas are large bodies of salt
water .

In All Our States

Author: Paul Robert Hanna

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