This paper analyzes Rafik Schami’s youg adult novel, A Hand full of stars (Eine Hand voller Sterne). I argue that the author focuses on the theme of glorifying freedom of glorifying freedom of thought and expression. In the novel, this theme is communicated through the story of the young adult protagonist’s real experiences together with his experiences in learning from tales which shape him to be a person that recognize the importance of freedom of thought and expression. In terms of real experience, first of all, he faced a situation that his father and a mentally ill and homeless man were arrested due to misunderstanding during a clash between protestors and the officials. Then, he came to know that Habib, his ideal journalist, was arrested. Since then, he has never heard anything from Habib. Besides the real experiences, the protagonist has experiences in learning from 2 tales. These stress on the same theme, that is, the importance of freedom. All of these have led him to work as an underground journalist. It opens the way for him to criticize the corrupt and dictatorial government.