Ahmy and Binny are neighbors, yet a world of differences separates them. They are caught in the middle of a deep-rooted war in the Middle East. Yet when Ahmy crosses the wall that divides their villages, he and Binny come to realize that they may not be so different after all. But in the midst of suicide bombings and funerals of children, will they be seen as peaceful heroes by their people -- or traitors? Many of us have watched scenes on the nightly news showing fighting among people from a faraway place. We soon understand that this is what seems to be an endless conflict between two groups of people trying to share the same small country. We see youths throwing rocks, soldiers shooting back, and a constant refrain that each side is retaliating for what the other did yesterday or last month or 60 years ago. The place is Israel, and the issue is how people called the Palestinians will share the land of Israel with, of course, the Israelis. But why is that so hard to solve? What are Occupied Territories? The West Bank of what? And what in the world is the Gaza Strip? Why are they fighting, and how will the conflict ever be resolved? My Gaza, though fiction, is based on real events and real dialogue. This fast-paced, action-packed book is for hi/lo readers from Middle School to adults designed to educate and entertain and answer many of the seemingly impossible questions that have plagued politicians for decades. Maybe you can come up with the solution...
Used availability for Alexandra Allred's My Gaza
July 2015 : USA Paperback
August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition