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Bridgeport Public Library - Pizza and Pages

Bridgeport Public Library: Pizza and Pages – Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy & Ali Fadhil

Bridgeport, WV – “Pizza and Pages” is a book discussion group for children between the ages of eight and twelve. Children are welcome to borrow a copy of Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy from Amy at the library. Quantities are limited. Participants will discuss the book on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:00pm. If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248. About Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy & Ali Fadhil At the start of 1991, eleven-year-old Ali Fadhil was consumed by his love for soccer, video games, and American television shows. Then, on January 17, Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein went to war with thirty-four nations lead by the United States. Over the next forty-three days, Ali and his family survived bombings, food shortages, and constant fear. Ali and his brothers played soccer on the abandoned streets of their Basra neighborhood, wondering when or if their medic father would return from the war front. Cinematic, accessible, and timely, this is the story of one ordinary kid’s view of life during war.
Date: 11/14/2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM