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Young Palestinians Speak: Living Under Occupation

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Young Palestinians Speak: Living Under Occupation

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Young Palestinians Speak: Living Under Occupation


by Annemarie Young (Author), Anthony Robinson (Author, Illustrator)

In Palestine today, a second generation of children and young people is growing up experiencing life under occupation. These are children who know only fear when they see an Israeli soldier or come across a roadblock. This book provides a platform for young people, from all over this occupied land, to speak in their own voices about the day-to-day experience of living under occupation.

"Many books have been written about Palestine but few from the perspective of young adults. None have been so bold as to attempt letting young Palestinian adults tell their own story. This book is unique. Though full of facts and useful information, these are presented through the lens and words of young adults who bring to life and speak to people of their age group, those who live entirely different lives and would not otherwise be able to begin to imagine the reality of life under occupation. Different aspects of the occupation are covered in this book helping the reader form a comprehensive picture of the situation that Palestinians under occupation have to endure. Coming in the wake of the 50th anniversary of the brutal Israeli occupation over Palestinian lands, this book will move hearts and minds and will educate a new generation of English readers to the tragedy of Palestine and what Palestinians living under occupation have to endure." -- Raja Shehadeh, author of the Orwell Prize-Winning Palestinian Walks


About the authors


Anthony Robinson is a full-time writer of books for, about and with children, and a former teacher. He was born in Australia, but now lives in Cambridge, UK, when not travelling for his writing. The main focus of his attention is writing that gives a voice to the voiceless, particularly children. This was the driver for the widely acclaimed and award winning Refugee Diaries series (Frances Lincoln, 2008-2010), and Street Children (Frances Lincoln, 2014). In addition to giving a voice to young Palestinians, Young Palestinians Speak: Living Under Occupation (Interlink, 2017) aims to redress the reporting imbalance surrounding the Palestinian/Israeli conflict.   

Annemarie Young is a writer and series editor of non-fiction for older children, and of fiction for young readers. She was a publisher for twenty years at Cambridge University Press before turning to writing. Her first non-fiction project, with Anthony Robinson, was the widely acclaimed and award winning Refugee Diaries, of which she is series editor (Frances Lincoln, 2008-2010). Young Palestinians Speak: Living Under Occupation (Interlink, Spring 2017) is their latest joint project. She is also the author of two books written with Michael Rosen, What is Humanism? and Who Are Refugees and Migrants (Wayland, 2015 and 2016).

Interlink Booka, 2016
Paperback, 144 pages, 6" X 9"
ISBN: 978-1566560153

Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 - 12 years

Grade level ‏ : ‎ 4 - 6


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