Samir and Yonatan

Written by Daniella Carmi(Translated from Hebrew by Yael Lotan). Published by Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic Press.


Samir, a Palestinian boy, enters an Israeli hospital for surgery. The initial fear and antagonism that he feels is mitigated by his bond with Yonatan, an Israeli. The relationship of the children in the ward grows as they face their own physical and emotional trials. Batchelder Medal Winner




Awards Won

Title Year
notable.jpg Notable Children's Books
Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best of children's books on the Notable Children's Books list.
2001 - Selection(s)