Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey

Written by Ozge Samanci

Growing up on the Aegean Coast, Ozge loved the sea and imagined a life of adventure while her parents and society demanded predictability. Her dad expected Ozge, like her sister, to become an engineer. She tried to hear her own voice over his and the religious and militaristic tensions of Turkey and the conflicts between secularism and fundamentalism. In her unpredictable and funny graphic memoir, Ozge recounts her story using inventive collages, weaving together images of the sea, politics, science, and friendship.

Age Range 14 - 18 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
200
Publisher
Farrar Straus and Giroux
Grade Level 9th - 12th
ISBN
9780374316983
Lexile 570HL
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