Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sami and the Time of Troubles

Sami and the Time of Troubles

Written by: Florence Perry Heide
Illustrated by: Judith Heide Gilliland

Elementary Grades

"Ten-year-old Sami lives in Beirut, Lebanon. Because of gunfire and bombing in the streets, he and his family spend much of their time in the basement of an uncle's house. There they listen to the radio or stare at the carpets Sami's mother insisted on bringing along as reminders of a normal life. Heide and Gilliland's lyrically written, haunting story makes clear that war threatens not only physical existence but affects the human spirit as well."

School Library Journal Review

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