. A little piece of ground will help young readers understand more about one of the worst conflicts afflicting our world today. Written by elizabeth laird, one of great britain’s best-known young adult authors, A Little Piece Of Ground explores the human cost of the occupation of Palestinian lands through the eyes of a young boy.
Twelve-year-old karim Aboudi and his family are trapped in their Ramallah home by a strict curfew. And when israeli soldiers find Karim outside during the next curfew, it seems impossible that he will survive. This powerful book fills a substantial gap in existing young adult literature on the Middle East.
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But in this city there’s constant danger, even for schoolboys.
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Young sylvia mendez never expected to be at the center of a landmark legal battle.
Let's Go Swimming on DoomsdayPenguin Books #ad - Now in paperback. When abdi's family is kidnapped, he's forced to do the unthinkable: become a child soldier in the ruthless jihadi group Al Shabaab. To save the lives of those he loves and earn their freedom, Abdi agrees to be embedded as a spy within the jihadi group's ranks, sending dispatches on their plans to the Americans.
. Yearling Books. Homeless and shell-shocked, abdi is picked up for a petty theft, setting into motion a chain reaction that forces him to reckon with a past he's desperate to forget. But after being forced into a suicide bomber's vest, Abdi finally escapes to Sangui City, Kenya. In this riveting, unflinching tale of sacrifice and hope, critically-acclaimed author Natalie C.
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But it's a dangerous role and if Abdi's duplicity is discovered, he will be killed.
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To stella, and heck, it sort of evens out, the Klan hasn’t bothered them for years. Some stores she can’t. Others are a lot less so. When the ku klux klan’s unwelcome reappearance rattles stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this New York Times bestselling Depression-era “novel that soars” The New York Times Book Review that School Library Journal called “storytelling at its finest” in a starred review.
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The result is a book that has the power to move and instruct readers a world away. The only bright thing to come from Sarajevo's recent history. Usa today"conveys the bewilderment and horror of modern-day conflict. One of zlata's gifts lies in throwing a human light on intolerable events. San francisco Chronicle Yearling Books.
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Publishers weekly, the desperation that many migrants experience, starred review"The book shows the fragility of making a living, and the deep family ties that bind the characters. He meets a coyote, who offers to help Pancho in exchange for some of Papa’s food. When papa does not return, Pancho sets out to find him.
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Classrooms studying the migrant experience will find plenty to discuss here.
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. When their country's leader, Chairman Mao, dies, new opportunities begin to emerge. Da qin and xiao qin soon learn that their childhood will be much different than the upbringing their parents experienced. Abrams books for Young Readers.
The BreadwinnerGroundwood Books #ad - Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner. One day, he is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food. Eleven-year-old parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city.
Graphic Universe. Abrams books for Young Readers. Yearling Books. Groundwood Books. Parvana’s fund supports education projects for Afghan women and children. As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. The first book in deborah ellis’s riveting Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families, and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan.
The Breadwinner #ad - Parvana’s father — a history teacher until his school was bombed and his health destroyed — works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write. The 15th anniversary edition includes a special foreword by Deborah Ellis as well as a new map, an updated author’s note, and a glossary to provide young readers with background and context.
All royalties from the sale of this book will go to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan.
Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian ChildhoodSquare Fish #ad - . Groundwood Books. When a war ends it does not go away, " my mother says. It hides inside us. Abrams books for Young Readers. Just forget!" but I do not want to do what Mother says. Penguin Books. I want to remember. In this groundbreaking memoir set in ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it is like to be a child whose world is shattered by war.
This book, holds literature’s great power: the power to humanize the ‘other, appropriate for readers young and old, ’ and to therefore change the way we understand our world. Sandy tolan, author of the lemon tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East Yearling Books. Graphic Universe. With candor and courage, she stitches together memories of her childhood: fear and confusion as bombs explode near her home and she is separated from her family; the harshness of life in the Middle East as a Palestinian refugee; her unexpected joy when she discovers Alef, the first letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood #ad - Square fish. Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. This is the beginning of her passionate connection to words, allowing her to piece together the fragments of her world, and as language becomes her refuge, it becomes her true home. Transcending the particulars of politics, tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood is an illuminating and timely book that provides a telling glimpse into a part of the Middle East that has become an increasingly important part of the puzzle of world peace.
Return to SenderYearling #ad - Her family lives in constant fear of being discovered by the authorities and sent back to the poverty they left behind in Mexico. Winner of the pura belpré award winner of the américas awardAn NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies “A must-read. Kirkus reviews “communicates in compassionate and expressive prose the more difficult points of perhaps the most pressing social issue of our day.
San antonio express-news “this timely novel, torn right from the newspaper headlines, conveys a positive message of cooperation and understanding. School library journal “the plot is purposive, with messages about the historical connections between migrant workers today and the Indians’ displacement, the Underground Railroad, and earlier immigrants seeking refuge.
Return to Sender #ad - Are they undocumented? and what about the three daughters, the oldest, particularly Mari, who is proud of her Mexican heritage but also increasingly connected to her American life. Can tyler and mari find a way to be friends despite their differences? In a novel full of hope, but with no easy answers, Julia Alvarez weaves a beautiful and timely story that will stay with readers long after they finish it.
Graphic Universe. Yearling Books. Penguin Books. Tyler isn’t sure what to make of these workers.