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The weight of our sky  Cover Image Book Book

The weight of our sky / Hanna Alkaf.

Hanna Alkaf, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534426092 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1534426094 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: ix, 277 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Salaam Reads, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Reading group guide inside" -- Cover.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
15-18 years old.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Middle School (Teen), 2024.
Subject: Young adult fiction.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder > Juvenile fiction.
Mental illness > Juvenile fiction.
Riots > Juvenile fiction.
Race relations > Juvenile fiction.
Malays (Asian people) > Juvenile fiction.
Chinese > Malaysia > Juvenile fiction.
Ethnic relations > Juvenile fiction.
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Malaysia > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.

Available copies

  • 32 of 35 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rowayton Library.


  • 2 current holds with 35 total copies.
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