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The Wall

Title

The Wall

Publisher

Walker and Company

Pages

304 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780802734921

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Step parent; death of a father; step father

Annotation

In an isolated town that closely resembles the West Bank, thirteen-year-old Joshua discovers that his world may not be as it seems; that his people may be aggressors rather than victims; and that he must stand up to his stepfather and forge his own sense of right and wrong.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Family Formation

mother and step father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2014; Carnegie Medal, 2014, Short Lis; Grampian Children's Book Award, 2015, Short List; Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, 2013, Long List; UKLA Children's Book Award, 2014, Short List, Ages (12-16)

Keywords

walls; coming of age; home life; struggles; West Bank; friendship

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Wall

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