Three Wishes

Three Wishes

[Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak]

eBook - 2011
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In a rehabilitation center for disabled children, twelve-year-old Nora says she loves the color pink and chewing gum and explains that the wheels of her wheelchair are like her legs. Eleven-year-old Mohammad describes how his house was demolished by soldiers. And we meet twelve-year-old Salam, whose older sister walked into a store in Jerusalem and blew herself up, killing herself and two people, and injuring twenty others. All these children live both ordinary and extraordinary lives. They argue with their siblings. They dream about their wishes for the future. They have also seen thier homes destroyed, their families killed, and they live in the midst of constant upheaval and violence. This simple and telling book allows children everywhere to see those caught in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as children just like themselves, but who are living far more difficult, dangerous lives.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Groundwood Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9781554980451
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text : ill., map.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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vanilla_skie77
Mar 06, 2014

I really enjoyed this book. I read it in 3 hours. The stories were really touching, and it made me sad to see these children hurt by war and hatred. It's amazing that most of the children have dreams of studying art. I'm curious to know, how does a war even start? There are some quotes I really liked, but I won't post them here.

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Cabby
Sep 09, 2008

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Twoey Gray
Jul 26, 2008

An excellent collection of views and opinions from children from both Isreali and Palestinian children who are affected by the war. Though controversial, it is an excellent eye opener for children as it is a first hand account of what life is like in a less fortunate country.

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Twoey Gray
Jul 30, 2008

Twoey Gray thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Twoey Gray
Jul 30, 2008

Violence: The kids describe the horrible violence they have been affected by, including bombings and shootings.

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