Playing Atari With Saddam Hussein: Based On A True Story

February 6, 2018|
Playing Atari With Saddam Hussein: Based On A True Story by Jennifer Roy
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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.
 
Jennifer Roy is the author of the highly acclaimed Yellow Star and coauthor of the Trading Faces series. She lives in Menands, New York.www.jenniferroy.com.Ali Fadhil grew up in Iraq and survived two wars by the age of twelve. He worked as an interpreter at Saddam Hussein’s trial and with the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanista...
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Title:Playing Atari With Saddam Hussein: Based On A True Story
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:176 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.74 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.74 in
Published:February 6, 2018
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780544785076

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