Book Club: A Little Piece of Ground by Elizabeth Laird w/ Sonia NimrIsraeli tanks control the city in response to a Palestinian suicide bombing. Karim longs to play football with his mates — being stuck inside with his teenage brother and fearful parents is driving him crazy. When the curfew ends, he and his friend discover an unused patch of ground that's the perfect site for a football pitch. Nearby, an old car hidden intact under bulldozed buildings makes a brilliant den. But in this city there's constant danger, even for schoolboys.
A Little Piece of Ground by Elizabeth Laird - review
Like so many boys his age, Karim hopes one day to do just what he likes without parents, big brothers, or teachers telling him what to do. Unlike many other boys, though, Karim lives under Israeli occupation in Ramallah, Palestine. A Little Piece of Ground shows what life is like for Palestinians who see their homes destroyed by Israeli bulldozers or face road blocks, military check points, and embarrassing strip searches, simply while trying to get to work or school. As the story begins, Karim is confined in his small apartment, where his taunting brother, pesky sisters and protective parents give him no rest. A two-week curfew ordered by the Israeli military prevents Karim from going to school, visiting his best friend Joni, or playing soccer with his pals. As the boys struggle to reclaim a space where they can be free, their effort symbolizes the struggle to liberate Palestine.
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A Little Piece of Ground Synopsis
Please enter the email address that you use to login to TeenInk. The ten best things I want to do or be in my life. Champion footballer of the entire world even I can dream. Extremely cool, popular, and good-looking and at least 1. The liberator of Palestine and a national hero.
No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. Kwame Alexander. Danielle Jawando. Written by Elizabeth Laird. Despite being published nearly 5 years ago this remains a highly topical, very real story of a Palestinian boy living under military occupation.