The Shepherd’s Granddaughter (Review)

I actually really liked this book. It was easy to follow and to sympathize with Amani, and yet it was clear right from the beginning that this was only her opinion, and not a definite account of how everything happens in the Occupied Territories. Her father and uncle disagreed on how they should fight back against the Israelis, one wanting to use violent resistance while the other advocated peaceful protest.

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Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak (Review)

Frankly, I thought that this book was fantastic. The author interviewed children on both sides of the conflict (and “children” included anyone up to about 18 years of age), with a variety of different views, opinions, and experiences represented. Each interview was distilled into a short section of the book and usually introduced by a brief description giving historical context for subjects that the children talked about.

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