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Blood and ink

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Charlesbridge Teen,
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First US edition.
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Part thriller, part love story, this contemporary YA novel is based on true-to-life events in Mali in 2012 and centers around the power of individuals to take a stand against terrorism. Kadi is the 15-year-old daughter of a librarian in modern-day Timbuktu. Ali is the son of shepherds and has been conscripted by the Defenders of Faith, an arm of Al Qaeda. When these two teens meet, it's hate at first sight. Forced together by a series of tumultous events, their feelings slowly but persistently turn into something more, causing Kadi to let her guard down and Ali to discover her family's secret hiding place for the manuscripts her family is tasked with safeguarding. Kadi undertakes a dangerous operation to smuggle the manuscripts out of the city, while Ali and his military commander are soon in pursuit. Ali's loyalties will never be more in question than when Kadi's life is in danger.
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Grouped Work ID 758af28c-81f8-b062-81f6-58440d5548e9
Grouping Title blood and ink
Grouping Author davies stephen
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-10 04:47:28AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-14 04:55:23AM

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author Davies, Stephen, 1976-
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display_description Kadija is the music-loving daughter of a guardian of the library in the ancient city of Timbuktu, Ali is a former shepherd boy, trained by Islamist militants--and both are caught up in the war in Mali and on opposite sides of the stuggle to save the sacred Sufi manuscripts that the militants want to destroy.
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subject_facet Antiquities -- Fiction, Islamic antiquities -- Juvenile fiction, Islamic fundamentalism -- Fiction, Islamic fundamentalism -- Juvenile fiction, Mali -- History -- Tuareg Rebellion, 2012 -- Fiction, Mali -- History -- Tuareg Rebellion, 2012- -- Juvenile fiction, Sufi literature -- Juvenile fiction, Sufism -- Mali -- Fiction, Sufism -- Mali -- Juvenile fiction, Terrorism -- Fiction, Terrorists -- Juvenile fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Tombouctou (Mali) -- Fiction, Tombouctou (Mali) -- Politics and government -- 21st century -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Blood and ink
title_full Blood and ink / Stephen Davies
title_short Blood and ink
topic_facet Antiquities, History, Islamic antiquities, Islamic fundamentalism, Politics and government, Sufi literature, Sufism, Terrorism, Terrorists