Welcome local author Jennifer Roy, who will facilitate a discussion of her book. Please bring a dish to share at our potluck dinner; beverages and dessert provided. For students entering grades 4-8 w/caregiver. Please register and pick up a copy of the book.
Eleven-year-old Ali lives with his family in a comfortable home, with access to American television, video games, and Superman comic books, in Basra, Iraq. Life begins to change at the start of the Gulf War. This blending of biography, historical fiction, and realistic fiction paints a vivid portrait of daily family life in Iraq and the trials many faced during this scary and uncertain time.