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Ali Fadhil

Biography

Ali Fadhil

Ali Fadhil

Books by Ali Fadhil

by Jennifer Roy and Ali Fadhil - Children's, Children's 10-12, Family, Family Life, History, Nonfiction, World History

At the start of 1991, 11-year-old Ali Fadhil was consumed by his love for soccer, video games and American television shows. Then, on January 17, Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein went to war with 34 nations led by the United States. Over the next 43 days, Ali and his family survived bombings, food shortages and constant fear. Ali and his brothers played soccer on the abandoned streets of their Basra neighborhood, wondering when or if their medic father would return from the war front. Cinematic, accessible and timely, this is the story of one ordinary kid’s view of life during war.