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Ronit & Jamil

(2017)
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Pamela L. Laskin's beautiful and lyrical novel in verse delivers a fresh and captivating retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that transports the star-crossed lovers to the modern-day Israel-Palestine conflict.

Ronit, an Israeli girl, lives on one side of the fence. Jamil, a Palestinian boy, lives on the other side. Only miles apart but separated by generations of conflict - much more than just the concrete blockade between them. Their fathers, however, work in a distrusting but mutually beneficial business arrangement, a relationship that brings Ronit and Jamil together. And lightning strikes. The kind of lightning that transcends barrier fences, war, and hatred.

The teenage lovers fall desperately into the throes of forbidden love, one that would create an irreparable rift between their families if it were discovered. But a love this big can be kept secret for only so long. Ronit and Jamil must face the fateful choice to save their lives or their love, as it may not be possible to save both.



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"A story that is at once supremely specific and stunningly universal." - Jacqueline Woodson


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February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ronit & Jamil
Author(s): Pamela L Laskin
ISBN: 0-06-245854-X / 978-0-06-245854-4 (USA edition)
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ronit & Jamil
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Title: Ronit & Jamil
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Author(s): Pamela L Laskin
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