Samir and Yonatan
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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