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The Almond Tree

by Michelle Cohen Corasanti - £7.99  Garnet Publishing Ltd (2012)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781859643297 | ISBN 10: 1859643299

Gifted with a mind that continues to impress the elders in his village, Ichmad Hamid struggles with the knowledge that he can do nothing to save his friends and family. Living on occupied land, his entire village operates in constant fear of losing their homes, jobs, and belongings. But more importantly, they fear losing each other.
 
On Ichmadís twelfth birthday, that fear becomes reality. With his father imprisoned, his familyís home and possessions confiscated, and his siblings quickly succumbing to hatred in the face of conflict, Ichmad begins an inspiring journey using his intellect to save his poor and dying family. In doing so he reclaims a love for others that was lost through a childhood rife with violence, and discovers a new hope for the future.

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