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    About our Illustrator
    Zeina Abirached
    Zeina Abirached was born in Beirut in the middle of the civil war. She studied graphic arts in Lebanon but moved to Paris in 2004, where she attended the National School of Decorative Arts. In 2006, she published her first two graphic novels with publisher Cambourakis, Beyrouth-Catharsis and 38, Rue Youssef Semaani. Her short animated film Mouton was nominated during the fifth international film festival in Tehran. A Game For Swallows (Graphic Universe, 2012) has won numerous awards, including being named an ALA Notable Children's Book and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens. Je Me Souviens Beyrouth (I Remember Beirut), the follow-up to A Game For Swallows, was published in French by Cambourakis in 2008.
    Awards
    ALA Notable Children's Books
    Batchelder Award
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    Los Angeles Public Library Best of 2012 Teen Books
    Middle East Book Award
    Notable Books for a Global Society
    Texas Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List
    USBBY Outstanding International Books List
    YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens
    YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    Notable Books for a Global Society
    Texas Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List
    USBBY Outstanding International Books List
    YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens