Crescent Star

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Dundurn, Jan 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 274 pages
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Avi Greenbaum is Jewish and lives in West Jerusalem. Moussa Shakir is Palestinian and lives in East Jerusalem. Both are 15 years old, live without their fathers, adore their older brothers, and belong to the same soccer club. Avi commemorates the Holocaust and celebrates Israeli independence, while Moussa mourns on Nakba Day, marking the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes and land in 1948. Their lives are parallel lines: they have everything in common and nothing at all. Each is oblivious to the others existence.

As Avi and Moussa go about their daily routines in the spring of 2006, they face reminders of the conflict that has dogged the region for the past three generations the security wall, suicide bombings, police operations, and the looming shadow of war. While navigating this legacy of suspicion and violence, they must decide what their own roles in the stalemate will be.

 

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
7
Section 3
13
Section 4
25
Section 5
36
Section 6
48
Section 7
59
Section 8
70
Section 16
155
Section 17
166
Section 18
175
Section 19
183
Section 20
193
Section 21
205
Section 22
213
Section 23
220

Section 9
83
Section 10
92
Section 11
99
Section 12
109
Section 13
123
Section 14
133
Section 15
142
Section 24
230
Section 25
239
Section 26
253
Section 27
262
Section 28
267
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Julie H. Ferguson, a successful author and speaker, has been writing about the Canadian submarine service since 1984. Julie's submarine articles have appeared in "Legion" magazine, "Sea Power", "USNI Proceedings", and elsewhere; her second submarine book, "Deeply Canadian: New Submarines for a New Millennium", was published in 2000.

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