Dawn and Dusk

Dawn and Dusk For as long as thirteen year old Azad can remember the Islamic Republic of Iran where he lives in the predominantly Kurdish town of Sardasht has been at war with Saddam Hussein s Iraq and his coun

  • Title: Dawn and Dusk
  • Author: Alice Mead
  • ISBN: 9780374317089
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For as long as thirteen year old Azad can remember, the Islamic Republic of Iran, where he lives in the predominantly Kurdish town of Sardasht, has been at war with Saddam Hussein s Iraq, and his country has been a harsh society full of spies, secrets, and disappearances Still, most of the time Azad manages to live a normal life, hanging out at the bakery next door, goiFor as long as thirteen year old Azad can remember, the Islamic Republic of Iran, where he lives in the predominantly Kurdish town of Sardasht, has been at war with Saddam Hussein s Iraq, and his country has been a harsh society full of spies, secrets, and disappearances Still, most of the time Azad manages to live a normal life, hanging out at the bakery next door, going to school with his friend Hiwa, playing sports, and taking care of his parrot Then Azad learns that his town may soon become a target for Saddam s weapons of mass destruction Now than ever, Azad feels torn between his divorced parents and his conflicting desires to remain in his home or escape His father is somehow connected to the police and is rooted in the town His mother may be part of the insurgency, yet is ready to flee How can Azad make the choice The story of how one boy s world was turned upside down in 1987 Iran is a timely and memorable introduction to the conflicts in the Middle East.

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    2 thoughts on “Dawn and Dusk

    1. ALICE MEAD has written several books about children in war ravaged societies, including Girl of Kosovo, an NCSS CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies She lives in Maine.

    2. Reviewed by Mark Frye, author and reviewer for TeensReadTooDAWN AND DUSK by Alice Mead is a compelling work of fiction that is a timely read for youth of the 21st Century. Azad is a pre-teen, Kurdish boy living in Iran along the Iraq border in the late '80's during the Iran-Iraq war. To make the lives of his people even more trying, the Kurds are despised in their own country as well as Iraq. This sad fact of life inspires many to join a resistance movement against the Ayatollah's regime, puttin [...]

    3. Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your family was torn apart by something you had no control over? Unfortunately Azad must live this nightmare. Dawn and Dusk is a story about war torn Iran during the 1980's when the United States were trying to gain control over the oil in Iran. When The Shah was overthrown by the Ayatollah Khomeini. He enforced harsh religious laws in Iran and were giving money to a secret police to kill anyone who is involved with the Iranian resistance. While th [...]

    4. Great! I think this book was very descriptive in what it was about. It has great information about the Middle East, specifically Iran and Kurdistan. This review does contain some spoilers! This boy named Azad lives in a place called Kurdistan, and he is in this situation in where he lives in under attack by Saddam Hussein. Saddam wants to make Kurdistan an extension of Iran, but this organization, the PKDK, is the resistance against Saddam. Azad has had his family torn apart, and at thirteen, he [...]

    5. This middle grade chapter book really gives readers an inside look at refugees and the reasons they had to flee their home country.

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