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Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein: Based on a True Story
ISBN: 9780358108825
Author: Roy, Jennifer (Author) / Fadhil, Ali (Author)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Published: September 2019
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Binding Type: Paperback
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Annotation: 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.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - Military & Wars
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - Middle East
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - Middle East
Dewey: FIC
Lexile Measure: 560
Physical Information: 8.30" H x 830.00" L x 5.40" W
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Social Issues, Middle School, Geography, Biographies
Grade level(s): 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th