LITERATURE REVIEWS

November 7, 2022

Elizabeth Laird is a renowned British children’s author, twice nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal. Ironically, it is her ability to tell a gripping story with vividly realized Arab protagonists that makes her novel A Little Piece of Ground so powerful – and so pernicious.

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November 7, 2022

Teachers and librarians are often on the lookout for books offering an even-handed approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Authors, in both  Israel and the diaspora, have attempted to rise to the occasion: 

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June 23, 2022

Determined to Stay: Palestinian Youth Fight for Their Village is based on visits Jody Sokolower and her daughter Ericka made to Israel and the West Bank between 2012 and 2019 to “research” the situation of Arabs in East Jerusalem. 

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February 8, 2022

The books we read as children stay with us all our lives. In our earliest stories, big, bad wolves threaten innocent children – and few of us grow up with warm, fuzzy feelings about wolves. 

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October 19, 2021

One of the lessons in the children’s story “Uncle Meena” is about coexistence. The story’s eponymous protagonist, the wise and genial Uncle Meena, models an unprejudiced acceptance of people of all faiths. 

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