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Carmi, Daniella.
New York : A. A. Levine Books, 2000.
IL 3-6 RL 5.0
ISBN 0439135044
Samir prays for a curfew to keep him home.  Maybe a bombing in the market place will keep him from going today.  How could he have been so stupid?  Riding his bicycle down the steps like that.  Now his knee is smashed and he needs an operation.  It wouldn't be too bad if he had been injured by a soldier's bullet.  At least then he'd be a hero and not a stupid boy who fell off his bicycle.  Samir need to go to the Jews' hospital for the operation.  When he arrives, he is placed in a ward with Israeli children around his age.  How will they treat a Palestinian boy?  He is thankful that he has learned to speak Hebrew but is dazed by his surroundings.  Will these children be able to see beyond the years of hatred?  Will he be able to come to terms with the death of his brother at the hands of Israeli soldiers?
SUBJECTS:     Hospitals -- Fiction.
                        Brothers -- Fiction.
                        Grief -- Fiction.
                        Israel -- Fiction.
                        War -- Fiction.


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