Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin audiobook

Ronit & Jamil

By Pamela L. Laskin
Read by Nira Amiel , Assaf Cohen , Aylam Orian , and Youssif Kamal

Katherine Tegen Books 9780062458544
1.49 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
  • $8.99
    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9780062661326

  • $19.99

    ISBN: 9781470859824

  • $39.99

    ISBN: 9781470859848

Pamela L. Laskin’s beautiful and lyrical novel in verse delivers a fresh and captivating retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet that transports the star-crossed lovers to the modern-day Israel-Palestine conflict. Ronit, an Israeli girl, lives on one side of the fence. Jamil, a Palestinian boy, lives on the other side. Only miles apart but separated by generations of conflict—much more than just the concrete blockade between them. Their fathers, however, work in a distrusting but mutually beneficial business arrangement, a relationship that brings Ronit and Jamil together. And lightning strikes. The kind of lightning that transcends barrier fences, war, and hatred. The teenage lovers fall desperately into the throes of forbidden love, one that would create an irreparable rift between their families if it were discovered. But a love this big can only be kept secret for so long. Ronit and Jamil must face the fateful choice to save their lives or their loves, as it may not be possible to save both.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

Pamela L. Laskin’s beautiful and lyrical novel in verse delivers a fresh and captivating retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet that transports the star-crossed lovers to the modern-day Israel-Palestine conflict.

Ronit, an Israeli girl, lives on one side of the fence. Jamil, a Palestinian boy, lives on the other side. Only miles apart but separated by generations of conflict—much more than just the concrete blockade between them. Their fathers, however, work in a distrusting but mutually beneficial business arrangement, a relationship that brings Ronit and Jamil together. And lightning strikes. The kind of lightning that transcends barrier fences, war, and hatred.

The teenage lovers fall desperately into the throes of forbidden love, one that would create an irreparable rift between their families if it were discovered. But a love this big can only be kept secret for so long. Ronit and Jamil must face the fateful choice to save their lives or their loves, as it may not be possible to save both.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As beautiful as it is timely. This modern-day Romeo and Juliet is a story that is at once supremely specific and stunningly universal.” Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award–winning author
“Will ease romance-hungry teens into both Shakespeare’s original and the challenging context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A welcome nod to hope in the face of the impossible.” Booklist
“Sensitively describes two lovers weaving their way through social, political, and familial hurdles designed to keep them apart. A lyrical message of peace and love radiates from this relevant and hopeful reimagining.” Publishers Weekly
“Accessible verse and universal questions about crossing cultural lines make for a quick and powerful read. An obvious choice to pair with Romeo and Juliet in a literature class, this can also open discussion about the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and about bridging cultural boundaries.” School Library Journal
“Laskin’s spare first-person poems and prefatory and end notes help educate young readers as to the gravity of the political stakes in this war-torn region…At once romantic and revealing, an important window into contemporary conditions in the Middle East.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Pamela L. Laskin

Author Bio: Pamela L. Laskin

Pamela L. Laskin is a lecturer in the English department at City College of New York and directs the Poetry Outreach Center. She is a published poet and author of several poetry chapbooks and children’s books, including Homer the Little Stray Cat. She has published short YA stories in both Sassy and Young Miss magazines. She has edited two poetry anthologies and a book of original feminist fairy tales.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 1.49
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English