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 led 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... more...