We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Escape from Aleppo
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published:
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2018
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 6.4 - AR Pts: 9
Lexile measure:
880L
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
"Filled with kindness and hope...Heartbreaking...Necessary." —Booklist (starred review)

Nadia's family is forced to flee their home in Aleppo, Syria, when the Arab Spring sparks a civil war in this timely, "harrowing" (Publishers Weekly) coming-of-age novel from award-winning author N.H. Senzai.
Silver and gold balloons. A birthday cake covered in pink roses. A new dress.

Nadia stands at the center of attention in her parents' elegant dining room. This is the best day of my life, she thinks. Everyone is about to sing "Happy Birthday," when her uncle calls from the living room, "Baba, brothers, you need to see this." Reluctantly, she follows her family into the other room. On TV, a reporter stands near an overturned vegetable cart on a dusty street. Beside it is a mound of smoldering ashes. The reporter explains that a vegetable vendor in the city of Tunis burned himself alive, protesting corrupt government officials who have been harassing his business. Nadia frowns.

It is December 17, 2010: Nadia's twelfth birthday and the beginning of the Arab Spring. Soon anti-government protests erupt across the Middle East and, one by one, countries are thrown into turmoil. As civil war flares in Syria and bombs fall across Nadia's home city of Aleppo, her family decides to flee to safety. Inspired by current events, this novel sheds light on the complicated situation in Syria that has led to an international refugee crisis, and tells the story of one girl's journey to safety.
Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
OverDrive Read
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
01/02/2018
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781481472197
ASIN:
B074ZJWHY9
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 6.4, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
880
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

N. H. Senzai. (2018). Escape from Aleppo. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

N. H. Senzai. 2018. Escape From Aleppo. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

N. H. Senzai, Escape From Aleppo. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

N. H. Senzai. Escape From Aleppo. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 2018.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection11
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
22597cc1-43aa-3eeb-3ec1-e56b66e6539f
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 16:49:27
Date Updated:
Jun 12, 2018 16:49:27
Last Metadata Check:
May 19, 2024 08:11:28
Last Metadata Change:
Jan 30, 2024 06:26:16
Last Availability Check:
May 19, 2024 08:11:31
Last Availability Change:
Feb 07, 2024 20:27:54
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
May 23, 2024 02:13:59

OverDrive Product Record

sortTitle
Escape from Aleppo
crossRefId
3441537
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0439-1/{E2D25FB8-D445-462E-9573-FE5D205523BD}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0439-1/{E2D25FB8-D445-462E-9573-FE5D205523BD}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0439-1/E2D/25F/B8/{E2D25FB8-D445-462E-9573-FE5D205523BD}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0439-1/E2D/25F/B8/{E2D25FB8-D445-462E-9573-FE5D205523BD}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781481472197
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B074ZJWHY9
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781481472197
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: N. H. Senzai
id
e2d25fb8-d445-462e-9573-fe5d205523bd
title
Escape from Aleppo
starRating
3.6
dateAdded
2018-01-11T16:51:00-05:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=3441537
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151

OverDrive MetaData

interestLevel
MG
isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: EscapefromAleppo_9781481472197_3441537
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 2015997
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781481472197
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 1/2/2018
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=e2d25fb8-d445-462e-9573-fe5d205523bd&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: EscapefromAleppo_3441537
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B074ZJWHY9
      • name: Kindle Book
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 1/2/2018
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=e2d25fb8-d445-462e-9573-fe5d205523bd&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: EscapefromAleppo_9781481472197_3441537
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 1059728
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781481472197
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 1/2/2018
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=e2d25fb8-d445-462e-9573-fe5d205523bd&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: Turkey
      • value: refugee
      • value: Immigration
      • value: Civil War
      • value: Isis
      • value: Syria
      • value: ban
      • value: arab spring
      • value: immigrant experience
      • value: Assad
      • value: muslim ban
      • value: no ban
      • value: no wall
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Senzai, N. H.
      • bioText: N. H. Senzai is the author of the acclaimed Shooting Kabul, which was on numerous state award lists and an NPR Backseat Book Club Pick. Its companion, Saving Kabul Corner, was nominated for an Edgar Award. While her first two books are based in part on husband's experience fleeing Soviet-controlled Afghanistan in the 1970s, her third, Ticket to India is based on her own family's history. She is also the author of Escape from Aleppo. Ms. Senzai lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit her online at NHSenzai.com.
      • name: N. H. Senzai
publishDate
2018-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Escape from Aleppo
fullDescription
"Filled with kindness and hope...Heartbreaking...Necessary." —Booklist (starred review)

Nadia's family is forced to flee their home in Aleppo, Syria, when the Arab Spring sparks a civil war in this timely, "harrowing" (Publishers Weekly) coming-of-age novel from award-winning author N.H. Senzai.
Silver and gold balloons. A birthday cake covered in pink roses. A new dress.

Nadia stands at the center of attention in her parents' elegant dining room. This is the best day of my life, she thinks. Everyone is about to sing "Happy Birthday," when her uncle calls from the living room, "Baba, brothers, you need to see this." Reluctantly, she follows her family into the other room. On TV, a reporter stands near an overturned vegetable cart on a dusty street. Beside it is a mound of smoldering ashes. The reporter explains that a vegetable vendor in the city of Tunis burned himself alive, protesting corrupt government officials who have been harassing his business. Nadia frowns.

It is December 17, 2010: Nadia's twelfth birthday and the beginning of the Arab Spring. Soon anti-government protests erupt across the Middle East and, one by one, countries are thrown into turmoil. As civil war flares in Syria and bombs fall across Nadia's home city of Aleppo, her family decides to flee to safety. Inspired by current events, this novel sheds light on the complicated situation in Syria that has led to an international refugee crisis, and tells the story of one girl's journey to safety.
gradeLevels
      • value: Grade 4
      • value: Grade 5
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Kirkus
      • content:

        November 15, 2017
        Senzai (Ticket to India, 2015, etc.) tells the story of 14-year-old Nadia's narrow escape from the ancient city of Aleppo in war-torn Syria as she desperately seeks her family, who accidentally left her behind.Two years into Syria's civil war, the many armed rebel groups and the government forces are descending on Aleppo. Traumatized since her bomb injury, Nadia is pulled from under her bed as her family prepares to leave their home for a safer place. Although a relative has been assigned to monitor her, another bomb falls as they are exiting, and in the confusion, Nadia is left behind. Now she must recover from the shock and rely on her instincts, a seemingly kind old man she meets, and, ultimately, her own intelligence to make it out of Aleppo alive and find her family at the Turkish border. All of this she manages to do in fairly short order, with a series of rather abrupt changes in her psychological state. Through Nadia's conversations with other characters and through extensive exposition, readers learn about the impressively vast and complex history of Aleppo and of Syria. The Arab Spring is also treated in detail. Nadia's flashbacks give insight to life under dictatorship and the drastic changes introduced by war. Arabic words are italicized once, then printed in Roman type.Despite narrative hitches, a valuable introduction to the issues plaguing modern Syria and the costs of war in historically rich locales. (Historical fiction. 8-12)

        COPYRIGHT(2017) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

      • premium: True
      • source: School Library Journal
      • content:

        December 1, 2017

        Gr 5-8-Nadia is a typical 12-year-old who enjoys getting manicures, watching Arab Idol, and hanging out with her friends, but world events interrupt her life as government protests in Tunisia kickstart the Arab Spring. Three years later, things are much different in Syria: a civil war is raging; her uncle, a victim of the toppling Assad regime, is suspiciously killed; and a bombing has left her scarred with painful shrapnel in her leg and a fear of going outside. Her family is forced to evacuate during a bombing; when a bomb hits their home, Nadia is separated from them and left for dead in the rubble. Making her way quickly to the rendezvous point proves unsuccessful but with the help of some unlikely allies with their own agendas, she is able to continue her journey, fleeing towards the safety of the Turkish border and hopefully reunification with her family. In addition to an exploration of the Arab Spring and Syrian Civil War, Senzai's story is also about the importance of cultural preservation, modern family life, and a mystery surrounding a key character, Mazzan, and his connections to historical preservation. Several unlikely plot twists and unrealistic resolutions slow down the pace and may lose some young readers. The dialogue and reactions of the heroine do not always feel like that of a young teenager. VERDICT The storytelling is slow at times, but the representation of a young protagonist from Syria makes this a solid purchase for middle grade collections.-Rebecca Gueorguiev, New York Public Library

        Copyright 2017 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        December 18, 2017
        Senzai (Ticket to India) crafts a harrowing novel about a 14-year-old girl’s flight from war-torn Syria in 2013 that captures the reality of the conflict while illuminating the culture and history of the country. After an explosion buries Nadia under rubble, her family is forced to flee without her. When Nadia tries to trace their steps, she meets an enigmatic elderly bookbinder, Ammo Mazen, who promises to take her to the meeting place. Senzai effectively sketches the ever-changing dangers and varied combatants, including a band of rebel women, as Nadia and Ammo take on two orphans and wend their way through the city, trying to reach the Turkish border. Flashbacks illustrate the charms of Nadia’s family and their life before the fighting, including birthday celebrations and the promise of Arab Spring. Though some of the plot machinations are a tad convoluted, the novel’s taut pacing and memorable heroine result in a gripping and intense story of the traumas inflicted on Syria’s citizens. Ages 8–12. Agent: Michael Bourret, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.

      • premium: True
      • source: Booklist
      • content:

        Starred review from November 15, 2017
        Grades 4-7 *Starred Review* Nadia is enjoying the best day of her life as her friends and loved ones are gathered around her, ready to sing Happy Birthday, when news arrives of Mohamed Bouazizi, a young man who set himself on fire to protest harassment and corruption of government officials in Tunisia. Nadia is not aware, but the elders in her family look on as the protests of the Tunisian Revolution begin to grow and spread into the Arab Spring, which soon finds its way to Nadia's doorstep. As her family attempts to flee to Turkey and reunite with her father, their home is bombed and Nadia is left behind. With her cat, Mishmish, and the help of an old, mysterious manAmmo MazenNadia begins the journey. Flashbacks of Nadia's life before the war are interspersed with those detailing her struggles to find her father. Nadia gains courage and trust throughout her journey, thanks to her companions, all while struggling to understand why there is such sadness and unfairness in this world. Filled with kindness and hope, but also with the harsh realities of the horrors of war, this heartbreaking book is a necessary reminder of what many people live through every day.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2017, American Library Association.)

popularity
8
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/e2d25fb8-d445-462e-9573-fe5d205523bd/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
e2d25fb8-d445-462e-9573-fe5d205523bd
starRating
4.3
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0439-1/{E2D25FB8-D445-462E-9573-FE5D205523BD}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0439-1/{E2D25FB8-D445-462E-9573-FE5D205523BD}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0439-1/E2D/25F/B8/{E2D25FB8-D445-462E-9573-FE5D205523BD}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0439-1/E2D/25F/B8/{E2D25FB8-D445-462E-9573-FE5D205523BD}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Juvenile Fiction
      • value: Juvenile Literature
      • value: Historical Fiction
publishDateText
01/02/2018
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9781481472180
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
"Filled with kindness and hope...Heartbreaking...Necessary." —Booklist (starred review)

Nadia's family is forced to flee their home in Aleppo, Syria, when the Arab Spring sparks a civil war in this timely, "harrowing" (Publishers Weekly) coming-of-age novel from award-winning author N.H. Senzai.
Silver and gold balloons. A birthday cake covered in pink roses. A new dress.

Nadia stands at the center of attention in her parents' elegant dining room. This is the best day of my life, she thinks. Everyone is about to sing "Happy Birthday," when her uncle calls from the living room, "Baba, brothers, you need to see this." Reluctantly, she follows her family into the other room. On TV, a reporter stands near an overturned vegetable cart on a dusty street. Beside it is a mound of smoldering ashes. The reporter explains that a vegetable vendor in the city of Tunis burned himself alive, protesting corrupt government...
sortTitle
Escape from Aleppo
lexileScore
880
crossRefId
3441537
publisher
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
atos
6.4
bisacCodes
      • code: JUV016080
      • description: Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Military & Wars
      • code: JUV016210
      • description: Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Middle East
      • code: JUV030110
      • description: JUVENILE FICTION / Places / Middle East