The Weight of Our Sky

Title

The Weight of Our Sky

Authors

Hanna Alkaf

Publisher

Salaam Reads

Publication Year

2019

ISBN

9781534426085

Pages

277 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Amidst the Chinese-Malay conflict in Kuala Lumpur in 1969, sixteen-year-old Melati must overcome prejudice, violence, and her own OCD to find her way back to her mother.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

830L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Single parent; Family member death; Mental illness; single mother; death of a father; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Chinese; Malay)

Family Formation

single mother

Keywords

Kuala Lumpur; 1969; Malaysia; race riots; survival; the Beatles; violence; rituals

Diversity Impact

direct

The Weight of Our Sky

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