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The Resource Everything sad is untrue : (a true story), Daniel Nayeri

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

Label
Everything sad is untrue : (a true story)
Title
Everything sad is untrue
Title remainder
(a true story)
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Nayeri
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."--Amazon
  • "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 he, his mother, and sister fled Iran in the middle of the night, stretching all the way back to family tales set in the jasmine-scented city of Isfahan, the palaces of semi-ancient kings, and even the land of stories. 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 them weep, and touched carpets woven with precious gems. Like Scheherazade in a hostile classroom, author Daniel Nayeri weaves a tale of Khosrou trying to save his own life: to stake his claim to the truth. And it is (a true story). It is Daniel's."--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Michael L. Printz Award, 2021.
  • Middle East Book Award, Youth Literature Winner, 2021.
Assigning source
book jacket
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10905010
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nayeri, Daniel
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ7.N225
  • PS3614.E9376
LC item number
  • Ev 2020
  • E94 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle school boys
  • Immigrants
  • Iranian American teenagers
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Nayeri, Daniel
  • Iranian Americans
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Mothers and sons
  • Storytelling
  • Family life
  • Middle schools
  • Oklahoma
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Biographical / General
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
  • Families
  • Immigrants
  • Iranian American teenagers
  • Middle school boys
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Iran
  • Oklahoma
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a true story
Label
Everything sad is untrue : (a true story), Daniel Nayeri
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781646140008
Lccn
2019909484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1131776928
Label
Everything sad is untrue : (a true story), Daniel Nayeri
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781646140008
Lccn
2019909484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1131776928

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