Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Hiss-s-s-s!, by Eric Kimmel

Summary:  Omar wants a snake more than anything, but his mom is unenthusiastic to say the least. However, the family strikes a compromise: Omar can get a corn snake, but the pet, which he names Arrow, must stay inside his room, where his mom will not have to set eyes it. When Arrow makes a surprise appearance, it couldn’t be a worse moment—yet the incident that becomes a catalyst for Omar to gain a new understanding of his mother and her childhood in war-torn Lebanon.

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