Poppies of Iraq
(Graphic Novel)

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[Montréal] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.
ISBN
9781770462915, 1770462910, 1770462937, 9781770462939
Lexile measure
830L
Rating
830L
Status
Indian Prairie Public Library District - 1st Floor - Graphic Novels  1 available
GRAPHIC NOVEL BIOGRAPHY FINDAKLY

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Format
Graphic Novel
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 5.7, 2 Points
Lexile measure
830

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"Poppies of Iraq is Brigitte Findakly's nuanced tender chronicle of her relationship with her homeland Iraq, co-written and drawn by her husband, the acclaimed cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. In spare and elegant detail, they share memories of her middle class childhood touching on cultural practices, the education system, Saddam Hussein's state control, and her family's history as Orthodox Christians in the arab world. Poppies of Iraq is intimate and wide-ranging; the story of how one can become separated from one's homeland and still feel intimately connected yet ultimately estranged. Signs of an oppressive regime permeate a seemingly normal life: magazines arrive edited by customs; the color red is banned after the execution of General Kassim; Baathist militiamen are publicly hanged and school kids are bussed past them to bear witness. As conditions in Mosul worsen over her childhood, Brigitte's father is always hopeful that life in Iraq will return to being secular and prosperous. The family eventually feels compelled to move to Paris, however, where Brigitte finds herself not quite belonging to either culture. Trondheim brings to life Findakly's memories to create a poignant family portrait that covers loss, tragedy, love, and the loneliness of exile."--,Provided by publisher.
Target Audience
830L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.7,2,193709.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Findakly, B., Delisle, G., Dascher, H., & Trondheim, L. (2017). Poppies of Iraq (First edition.). Drawn & Quarterly.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brigitte. Findakly et al.. 2017. Poppies of Iraq. [Montréal]: Drawn & Quarterly.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brigitte. Findakly et al.. Poppies of Iraq [Montréal]: Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Findakly, Brigitte., Guy Delisle, Helge Dascher, and Lewis Trondheim. Poppies of Iraq First edition., Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.

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