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Storytime with Nora Lester Murad | قراءة قصص مع نورا ليستر مراد

Activist and educator Nora Lester Murad will read from Ida in the Middle.

Every time violence erupts in the Middle East, Ida knows what’s coming next. Some of her classmates always treat her like it’s all her fault—just for being Palestinian! In eighth grade, Ida is forced to move to a different school. But people still treat her like she’ll never fit in. Ida wishes she could disappear. One day, dreading a final class project, Ida hunts for food. She discovers a jar of olives that came from a beloved aunt in her family’s village near Jerusalem. Ida eats one and finds herself there—as if her parents had never left Palestine! Things are different in this other reality—harder in many ways, but also strangely familiar and comforting. Now she has to make some tough choices. Which Ida would she rather be? How can she find her place? Ida’s dilemma becomes more frightening as the day approaches when Israeli bulldozers are coming to demolish another home in her family’s village…

Age Recommendation: 10 and up

The event is finished.


Sep 23 2023


4:50 pm - 5:20 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 23 2023
  • Time: 4:50 pm - 5:20 pm


3401 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104


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