Daniel and Ismail by Juan Pablo Iglesias
Illustrator: Alex Peris
Translators: Ilan Stavans, Eliezer Nowodworski, Frieda Press-Danieli, Randa Sayegh
Daniel and Ismail, one Jewish and the other Palestinian, don’t know each other yet, but they have more in common than they know. They live in the same city and have the same birthday, and this year they get the same presents: a traditional scarf—for Daniel a tallit and for Ismail a keffiyeh—and a soccer ball. Taking their gifts out for a spin, they meet by chance on a soccer field, and they soon begin to play together and show off the tricks they can do.
Year first published: 2019