Determined to Stay: Palestinian Youth Fight for Their Village (Paperback)

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by Jody Sokolower with forward by Nick Estes


Silwan is a Palestinian village located just outside the ancient walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Determined to Stay: Palestinian Youth Fight for Their Village is a moving story of a village and its people.
As Silwani youth and community members share their lives with us, their village becomes an easily accessible way to understand Palestinian history and current reality. Written with young people in mind, the richly illustrated text stresses connections between the lives of youth in the US and Palestine: criminalization of youth, forced relocation, the impact of colonialism on Indigenous communities, efforts to bury history, and inspiring examples of resistance and resilience.

About the Author

Jody Sokolower is co-coordinator of the Teach Palestine Project at the Middle East Children's Alliance. Formerly managing editor of Rethinking Schools, Jody is a teacher educator who has taught middle and high school social studies and English. She was lead editor of Rethinking Sexism, Gender and Sexuality and editor of Teaching about the Wars in the Middle East.

Nick Estes is a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and is assistant professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Our History Is the Future and the coeditor of Standing with Standing Rock. Estes cofounded The Red Nation, an Indigenous resistance organization, in 2014.

Product Details

Category: Palestine Studies

Language: English

Format/Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

ISBN-10: 1623718880

ISBN-13: 978-1623718886

Publisher: Olive Branch Press

Date Published: May 07, 2021

Pages: 230

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