Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein: Based on a True Story

At the start of 1991, eleven-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 thirty-four nations led by the United States.
Over the next forty-three 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.
Target age group 10-12
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    • Weight
      0.35 lbs
    • ISBN-13
      9780358108825
    • ISBN-10
      0358108829
    • Item #
      58470
  • Category
    Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Group
    9 to 12 yrs
  • Grade Level
    3-5
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Theme 1
    Social, Personal & Family Topics
  • Theme 2
    History
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Military & Wars
  • Awards
  • Author
    Roy, Jennifer & Fadhil, Ali
  • Lexile Level
    560
  • AR Level
    3.9
  • Dewey
    Fiction
  • Publisher
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication Date
    9/17/2019
  • Pages
    176
  • Dimensions
    0.6 H × 8.3 L × 5.4 W
  • Case Qty
    48

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