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A Little Piece of Ground
A Little Piece of Ground

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Elizabeth Laird (Author)

Winner: Middle East Outreach Council Youth Literature Award, 2006, and the U.S. Board on Books for Young People’s Outstanding International Book Award, 2007.

A Little Piece of Ground is the story of Karim Aboudi, 12, a soccer buff and computer game junkie. Like so many other 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.”
--Lucine Kasbarian, IndyKids

About the author
Elizabeth Laird has won numerous awards for her daring children’s books, which have been published around the world. Her last book published by Haymarket Books, A Little Piece of Ground, was named Outstanding International Book for 2007 (U.S. Board on Books for Young People and the Children's Book Council) and received the Young Adult Literature Award for 2006 (Middle East Outreach Council). The 2006 release of Oranges in No Man’s Land in England won the Hull KS2 award and was shortlisted for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award.

  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781931859387
  • Reading Level: All Ages

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