|Born||October 2, 1963|
|Occupation||Author, Poet, Artist, Translator, Educator|
Barakat received her Bachelor's degree from Bir Zeit University, near Ramallah in the West Bank. In 1986, she moved to New York City, where she interned with The Nation magazine. She went on to earn a master's degree in Journalism and another master's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Missouri.
What a Song Can Do: 12 Riffs on the Power of Music (2004)
Barakat contributed to this anthology that "explores the powerful impact that music has in our lives." The anthology was published June 8, 2004 by Knopf Books for Young Readers.
Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood (2007)
Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood was published February 20, 2007 by Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux.
Tasting the Sky received the following accolades:
- Dorothy Canfield Fischer Children's Book Nominee (2009)
- International Reading Association's Best Nonfiction for Young Adults (2008)
- Arab American Book Award in the Children/ Young Adult Category (2008)
- Middle East Council Best Literature Book Award (2007)
Free?: Stories About Human Rights (2010)
Al Ta' Al Marbouta Tateer (2011)
Al Ta' Al Marbouta Tateer, التاء المربوطة تطير, translated as The Letter Ta Escapes or The Taa' That Flies, is about a letter in the Arabic alphabet that refuses to do what it is supposed to do in a word.
Hadeyyah Lel-Hamzah (2014)
Hadeyyah Lel-Hamzah, هدية للهمزة, translated as A Present for the Letter Hamzah, which Barakat wrote and illustrated, was published by The National Library of the United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi.
Balcony on the Moon (2016)
Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine was published October 15, 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In 2017, the book was nominated for the Arab American Book Award for Children's/Young Adult Literature.
The book also received the following accolades:
- Junior Library Guild Selection
- Palestine Book Award Shortlist Selection
- VOYA Nonfiction Honor Roll Selection
- Skipping Stones Honor Book
- Arab-American National Museum Honor Book
- Bank Street College of Education Best Book
- American Library Association/Amelia Bloomer Project Top Ten Book
- Notable Book for a Global Society
- News & Observer Newspaper's Wilde Best Book Award Winner
- Middle East Book Award Honorable Mention
The Jar that Became a Galaxy (2019)
The book gave the national reading campaign in Palestine its title.
The Lilac Girl
The Lilac Girl, published by Tamer Institute, won the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award.
- "What a Song Can Do: 12 Riffs on the Power of Music". Goodreads. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
- Priyadarshini, Arya; Sigroha, Suman (2020-07-03). "Recovering the Palestinian History of Dispossession through Graphics in Leila Abdelrazaq's Baddawi". Eikón / Imago. 9: 395–418. doi:10.5209/eiko.73329. ISSN 2254-8718.
- "Tasting the Sky". Goodreads. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
- "IRA Children's and Young Adults' Book Awards". reading.org. Archived from the original on 2013-08-04.
- "2008 Book Award Winners". arabamericanmuseum.org.
- "Middle East Council Book Award Winner page". Archived from the original on 2006-09-18. Retrieved 2010-01-14.
- "Free?: Stories About Human Rights". Goodreads. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
- Winners of the Arab Children’s Literature Award announced, 17/01/2011, Anna Lindh Foundation
- Barakat, Ibtisam (2016-10-25). Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). ISBN 978-0-374-30253-5.
- "The Jar that Became a Galaxy". Tamer Inst. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
- "Here are the winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards, one of the Arab world's major literary prizes". Literary Hub. 2020-04-08. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
- Profile of Ibtisam Barakat at the Institute for Middle East Understanding
- An Interview with Ibtisam Barakat, Critical Mass, 14 May 2007
- Awards and honors won by Tasting the Sky by Ibtisam Barakat at Macmillan
- Ibtisam Barakat on Mahmoud Darwish at IMEU.net
- Interview by Molly Bennet, The Nation, June 4, 2007
- Ibtisam Barakat at Library of Congress Authorities, with 1 catalog records
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