Samir and Yonatan

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Scholastic Inc., 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 183 pages
Winner of the Mildred Batchelder Award, this very human novel of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is both touching and timely

Nothing could be more frightening to Samir, a Palestinian boy, than to be where he is now: an Israeli hospital ward, trapped among the very people he blames for his brother's death. Amid this explosive atmosphere, Samir begins to learn about the Israeli kids around him. He discovers their hurts and conflicts - and hesitantly begins to share his own.
This is a story of violence and healing - the story of a boy facing the enemy he has been taught to fear.
 

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User Review  - achamb15 - LibraryThing

This novel was interesting; however, it did not spike my interest. The voice was different and from a Palestinian boy talking about personal experiences, dreams, and nightmares. The author did a nice ... Read full review

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User Review  - The_Hibernator - LibraryThing

When Palestinian boy Samir breaks his knee, he must stay in a Jewish hospital for a special surgery. There, he faces his fears of Israelis and make a new friend. This is a cute story with the we're ... Read full review

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Contents

One
1
Two
7
Three
16
Four
21
Five
28
Six
36
Seven
41
Eight
46
Thirteen
74
Fourteen
81
Fifteen
95
Sixteen
105
Seventeen
115
Eighteen
122
Nineteen
131
Twenty
138

Nine
51
Ten
57
Eleven
63
Twelve
68
TwentyOne
151
TwentyTwo
154
TwentyThree
173
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About the author (2000)

YAEL LOTAN was born near Tel Aviv and has lived in Jamaica, England and the United States. She has been the editor of the cultural journal Ariel, a literary critic, translator and a journalist.

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