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Everything sad is untrue : (a true story) / Daniel Nayeri.

Nayeri, Daniel, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Athena Public Library.

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1 current hold with 4 total copies.

Summary:

At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about poop too much. But Khosrou's stories, stretching back years, and decades, and centuries, are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment his family fled Iran in the middle of the night with the secret police moments behind them, back to the sad, cement refugee camps of Italy.and further back to the fields near the river Aras, where rain-soaked flowers bled red like the yolk of sunset burst over everything, and further back still to the Jasmine-scented city of Isfahan. We bounce between a school bus of kids armed with paper clip missiles and spitballs to the heroines and heroes of Khosrou's family's past, who ate pastries that made people weep and cry "Akh, Tamar!" and touched carpets woven with precious gems. Like Scheherazade in a hostile classroom, Daniel weaves a tale to save his own life: to stake his claim to the truth. And it is (a true story). It is Daniel's. -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Athena Public Library JUV NAY (Text) 37813000181183 Juvenile Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/09/2020 Checked out 11/09/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 1646140001
  • ISBN: 9781646140008
  • Physical Description: 356 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Montclair : Levine Querido, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about poop too much. But Khosrou's stories, stretching back years, and decades, and centuries, are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment his family fled Iran in the middle of the night with the secret police moments behind them, back to the sad, cement refugee camps of Italy.and further back to the fields near the river Aras, where rain-soaked flowers bled red like the yolk of sunset burst over everything, and further back still to the Jasmine-scented city of Isfahan. We bounce between a school bus of kids armed with paper clip missiles and spitballs to the heroines and heroes of Khosrou's family's past, who ate pastries that made people weep and cry "Akh, Tamar!" and touched carpets woven with precious gems. Like Scheherazade in a hostile classroom, Daniel weaves a tale to save his own life: to stake his claim to the truth. And it is (a true story). It is Daniel's. -- from book jacket.
Subject: Middle school boys > Juvenile fiction.
Immigrants > Juvenile fiction.
Iranian American teenagers > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Iran > Juvenile fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fiction.

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