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The Wall

Title

The Wall

Publisher

Walker and Company

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780802734921

Pages

304 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and step father

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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