Young Palestinians Speak: Living Under Occupation (Hardcover)

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Filled with captivating interviews and photographs, this unique book comes straight from Palestinian youth who live under occupation. We hear from 11-year old Samia, "We are suffering here in Gaza because of the occupation. We have dreams like other children...I would tell about what it's like living in an occupied country and how kids suffer and dream of living in safety." 14 year old Bilan from Hebron tells us," One day, I was walking with my cousin and some settler boys sprayed something on us. I was lucky, but my cousin's hair was burned and it all fell out. What if it had hit our eyes? I want to be an astronomer and get out of Hebron." Reading this book, I am struck by both the beauty of the children's dreams shared and the heartbreak of their daily reality endured. School Library Journal gave it a starred review: " A straightforward, compelling, and eye-opening look at life in Palestine for all  nonfiction collections." Buy this book for young people you care about. (I already sent a copy to my nephews.) Bonus: it's published by local, fantastic Interlink Publishing! 

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781566560153
ISBN-10: 1566560152
Publisher: Interlink Books
Publication Date: March 15th, 2017
Pages: 144
Language: English