The Arabic Hour

Understanding Palestine Through Children's Literature

Publish Date: May 08, 2024

Understanding Palestine Through Children's Literature Moderator: Merrie Najimy Educator and former Union Leader Featured Guests: Alice Rothchild is an author and retired obstetrician-gynecologist who worked in the health care reform and women’s movements for many years. She is the author of Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience; On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion, and Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine and the children’s books, Old Enough to Know and Finding Melody Sullivan. Contact at www.alicerothchild.com and for info about the books www.alicerothchildbooks.com Amahl Bishara is Associate Professor of the Anthropology Department at Tufts University. She is the author of Crossing a Line: Laws, Violence, & Roadblocks to Palestinian Political Expression (Stanford 2022), about different conditions of expression for Palestinian citizens of Israel and Palestinians in the West Bank, and she has collaboratively produced bilingual children’s books with Lajee Center in Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem. This conversation is a must-watch for anyone interested in understanding the current situation in Palestine under occupation. Through the lens of children's literature, the interview provides invaluable insights into the lived experiences, struggles, and resilience of the Palestinian people. Taped on May 8, 2024 Alice Rothchild and Nora Lester Murad have developed a toolkit for teachers, librarians, and other educators to help them navigate these often difficult questions: https://idainthemiddle.com/teaching-resources/toolkit-to-defend-k-12-educators-librarians-against-false-accusations-of-antisemitism/ UPCOMING EVENTS Monday, May 20 Alice Rothchild: Old Enough to Know Monday, May 20 · 7pm EDT Location: Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard Street Brookline, MA 02446 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alice-rothchild-old-enough-to-know-tickets-873526450127?aff=oddtdtcreator Related links: https://www.jvphealth.org/ https://idainthemiddle.com/ https://www.shoppalestine.org https://teachpalestine.org/ https://www.1for3.org https://lajee.org/