Sharing Our Homeland: Palestinian and Jewish Children at Summer Peace Camp (Hardcover)

By Trish Marx, Cindy Karp (Photographer)
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Summer is here, and Alya, an Israeli Palestinian girl, and Yuval, an Israeli Jewish boy, are off to Peace Camp. They are excited, but their excitement is mixed with apprehension. The area in which they live has been fought over by Palestinians and Jews for a hundred years. What will campers from the "other side" be like? the children wonder.

At camp, Alya, Yuval, and the other campers enjoy two weeks of fun in close contact with one another. They participate in sports, create arts and crafts projects, and go on field trips. The children begin to understand what their homeland means to both sides. They learn not to be afraid and to respect one another.

With engaging text and captivating photographs, Sharing Our Homeland gives an inside view of how one summer camp is working to create a foundation for peace. Readers will gain insight into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and find a timely message of understanding and hope not often heard from this part of the world.

About the Author

Trish Marx is the author of several award-winning books for children, including "Touching the Sky: The Flying Adventures of Wilbur and Orville Wright", co-written with Louise Borden, a winner of the Association of Booksellers for Children Choices Award and a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; "Everglades Forever: Restoring America's Great Wetland", a selection on the 2004 Book Links Favorites List; and "Reaching for the Sun: Kids in Cuba", the recipient of the 2003 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award. She lives with her family in New York City.

Cindy Karp lives in Coconut Grove, FL.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781584302605
ISBN-10: 1584302607
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
Publication Date: April 2010
Pages: 47
Language: English