The Glass Collector

By PERERA, Anna

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ISBN
978-0-8075-2948-5
Publisher
Albert Whitman


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 9 Up—Aaron, 15, lives outside Cairo, Egypt. He is a Zabbaleen, one of the countless Christian garbage collectors who make a living by sorting and selling refuse for recycling. Aaron's specialty is glass collecting. Throughout the book, he struggles with being able to do the right thing and often fails. His close bonds with his family; friends; and Rachel, a Mokattam girl who cares for the garbage-cart ponies, are indicative of a tight-knit community. The oppressive environment of living in the filth and slop of a city ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Life for fifteen-year-old Aaron, who picks through the garbage piles of Cairo, Egypt, looking for pieces of glass to resell, is ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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