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Sitti's Secrets - Cover
Sitti's Secrets
Naomi Shihab Nye, Simon & Schuster 1994
Mona lives in America and her Sitti (grandmother) lives in Palestine. Mona and her father travel to visit Sitti. This is a story of the special times Mona spends with her cousins and Sitti, including a glimpse into Palestinian culture with references to the effect of on-going war. Mona's secret is getting to brush Sitti's hair which is usually covered with a scarf and only uncovered in private. The illustrations are wonderful and add a special touch to this loving, lovely story.

Ages: Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Elders, Southwest Asia/North Africa, Muslim
Special Topics: Disasters and Emergencies, Separation, Travel
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Care & Love of Nature, Creative Conflict Resolution & Sense of Justice, Global Awareness