Samir è un bambino palestinese: vive nei territori occupati e ha perso il fratellino Fadi, ucciso dai soldati israeliani. Quando gli dicono che dev’essere ricoverato in un ospedale «nemico» per un’operazione al ginocchio, farebbe qualsiasi cosa pur di evitarlo, ma non ha scelta. In ospedale si troverà circondato da bambini della sua età, tutti ebrei: Miki, che è stata picchiata dal padre, Ludmilla, una ragazzina russa bella come una principessa, che si rifiuta di mangiare, Zachi, irrequieto e impertinente, e soprattutto Jonathan, appassionato di astronomia. Sarà lui a svelargli di pianeti e di galassie da esplorare, e gli farà capire che la guerra non può impedire che due bambini diventino amici.
- ISBN: 8862565348
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 149
Samir and Yonatan, Daniella Carmi’s novel for young people was first published in 1994 and was translated into English by Yael Lotan in 2000. Although firmly grounded in the realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is a fairly sophisticated, somewhat impressionistic piece, and there are sce Leggi tutto
This tale--of a child growing up in a Palestinian village in Israel who must endure a stay in the "Jewish hospital" for surgery to his knee--was definitely written with an agenda. But it's an agenda that is admirable. At times fanciful to the point of magical realism, and at other times harrowing, t Leggi tutto
Summary: Samir injures his knee and is sent to a Jewish hospital for surgery. While there, he meets the other kids in Room 6, all of whom are Jewish and all of whom he gets to know. Response: This is a quiet and thoughtful novel, expressing the memories, hopes, and fears of a young Palestinian boy, a Leggi tutto
Diversity & Inclusion Carmi, Daniella. Samir and Yonatan. New York: Scholastic Signature, 2000 (translation copyright). Samir, a Palestinian boy from the Occupied Territories has fractured his knee so badly that he is taken to the “Jews hospital” for a much needed surgery to repair it. His family is Leggi tutto
This book takes place before that relative peace during the Clinton administration, representing a world very similar to the one of the conflict today. It also won the honorable mention for the UNESCO prize for Children’s Literature in the Service of Tolerance. The main character, a Palestinian name Leggi tutto
Very good book about how the modern war on terrorism in the Middle East has ravaged the lives of those living within the target countries. A amazing emotional story about how a boy, heartbroken by the war, must learn to live surrounded with people who he knows nothing about and possibly the very rel Leggi tutto
Por alguna razón, me encantó el personaje de Ludmila y como Samir siempre la relacionaba con una princesa de cuento de hadas.
Daniella Carmi's narrator in this novel is about 12 with a broken knee that needs surgery. He is also from Palestine, and his surgery will have to be in a Jewish hospital. She takes this setting to explore the history and losses of his family, his fear of the Israeli military, his homesickness for p Leggi tutto
Samir and Yonatan left something in translation. Israeli-born author, Daniella Carmi, produces a middle-grade story about a Palestinian boy, Samir, facing who he sees as the enemy--the Jews--while in an Israeli hospital on the West Bank. From that blurb, it sounds like a live wire of conflict and in Leggi tutto
This book which is for people (kids) much younger than me does a great of humanizing the issues in the Gaza Strip while putting a face on the children that are living through it. The writing is simple and eloquent. The friendship that develops between Samir and Yonatan is precious despite the inevit Leggi tutto
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