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My Friend Jamal (Hardback)
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My Friend Jamal (Hardback)

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Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 16/10/2008
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Jamal and Joseph were born in the same hospital in the same month. Now they're best friends. The two like to play at one another's homes. Joseph's mom knows Jamal can't eat pork sausages because he's Muslim. She knows, too, that he can't have ice cream because of his eczema. Some things that happen at Jamal's house are a lot different from Joseph's: the food his mother prepares, the way they sit to eat, and the special clothes they sometimes wear. Jamal and Joseph like to play superheroes and cheer their favorite basketball stars. They even say they're going to sign with the same team when they grow up. A poignant story about a childhood friendship where unfamiliar cultures meet, My Friend Jamal lets readers sample the differences and recognize the powerful bond that draws two boys together. The visuals, which marry photography and original art, are wonderfully playful and imaginative.

Publisher: Annick Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781554511235
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 254 x 191 x 7 mm


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Topics mentioned are of interest to young readers... Both text and pictures project an energetic, friendly tone.--Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA"School Library Journal" (06/01/2008)
What's great in this book ...is that the friendship celebrates not only connections by also rich diversity.--Hazel Rochman"Booklist" (06/01/2008)
The clear, full-color illustrations, a combination of photos and painted details, show the boys together, whispering in class, playing ball, sharing different foods, performing in a concert. What's great in this book in the new My Friend series is that the friendship celebrates not only connections by also rich diversity.--Hazel Rochman"Booklist" (06/01/2008)
The text is written in a breathless style with lots of dashes and exclamation marks to caputre the casual speech of a child. Topics mentioned are of interest to young readers... Both text and pictures project an energetic, friendly tone... A useful title for discussing friendship or the reasons for emigrating.--Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's Schoo"School Library Journal" (06/01/2008)

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