The White Zone

Friday, January 10, 2014
Carolyn Marsden
The White Zone

Cousins Nouri and Talib find themselves enemies because one is a Sunni and the other part Shitte.  Nouri throws a rock through Talib's bedroom window, finalizing the family's plan to move out of that neighborhood.  Talib plans a return attack and learns how to make a bottle bomb. The boys explain how they see both sides and also how they view the Americans during much fighting between the two factions.  The book was a fascinating description of how children feel during these warring times.  I learned a lot about how the war affects everyday families. Check our catalog

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