Ibtisam barakat is the author of tasting the sky a palestinian childhood which received three starred reviews and was the winner of the arab american national museum book award she is also a poet speaker and social justice advocate especially in the lives of children and teens. Is the book tasting the sky is about a family who live in ramallah and move to jordan because war was going on they decided to go to jordan but there were to many palestinian refugees guarding everything for them to go. Tasting the sky should be read by everyone with a humane interest in the story of palestine naomi shihab nye author of habibi this is a poignant eloquent testament of a war torn childhood a story we in the united states have only glimpsed before now. Winner of the 2007 middle grade young adult nonfiction book tasting the sky a palestinian childhood is ibtisam barakats memoir of her childhood growing up on the war torn west bank the story begins in 1981 17 year old ibtisam is on a bus heading home to ramallah when israeli soldiers board the bus and order the driver to take the . Transcending the particulars of politics tasting the sky a palestinian childhood is an illuminating and timely book that provides a telling glimpse into a part of the middle east that has become an increasingly important part of the puzzle of world peace
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