Ibtisam Barakatابتسام بركات (www.ibtisambarakat.com) is a Palestinian American poet, artist, and the author of award-winning books in English and Arabic, including Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood (FSG) and Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine (FSG/Macmillan). الجرة التي صارت مجرّة (The Jar That Became a Galaxy), her most recent Arabic book for children, was the theme for Palestine’s 2019 national reading campaign.
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Scribbles on the Poverty Line
When I was a girl in a poor familywe hung our clothes to dry on the povertyline,and with it I jumped rope.My friends saw and joined me.We were...