Readings and Resources

Librarians and Archivists with Palestine has compiled a listed of readings and resources, spanning news sources to suggested fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, and more.

Last updated: July 21, 2023

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News Sources

Advocacy and Activism

    In the US

    In Israel/Palestine



  • The Battle for Justice in Palestine by Ali Abunimah (2014)
  • The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples by Ilan Pappe (2003)
  • Israel Palestine and the Queer International by Sarah Schulman (2012)
  • Jerusalem Interrupted: Modernity and Colonial Transformation, 1917-Present, edited by Lena Jayyusi (2015)
  • Nothing to Lose But Your Life, by Suad Amiry (2009)
  • Palestine and Footnotes in Gaza, by Joe Sacco (2009)
  • Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation, by Saree Makdisi (2008)
  • Palestinian Walks: Forays Into a Vanishing Landscape by Raja Shehadeh (2007)
  • Sabra and Shatila: September 1982 by Bayan Nuwayhed Al-Hout (2004)
  • The Prisoners’ Diaries: Palestinian Voices from the Israeli Gulag, edited by Norma Hashim (2013)
  • The Question of Palestine by Edward Said (1979)
  • Seeking Palestine: New Palestinian Writing on Exile and Home edited by Penny Johnson and Raja Shehadeh (2012)
  • The Storyteller of Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904-1948, edited by Salim Tamari & Issam Nassar; trans. by Nada Elzeer (2013)
  • Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer by Phyllis Bennis (2003)
  • Zionism Unsettled by the Israel/Palestine Mission Network


  • Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa (2019)
  • All That’s Left to You: A Novella and Short Stories by Ghassan Kanafani (1966)
  • The Book of Disappearance by Ibtisam Azem (2019)
  • The Book of Gaza: A City in Short Fiction edited by Atef Abu Seif (2014)
  • The First Well: A Bethlehem Boyhood by Jabra Ibrahim Jabran (1995)
  • Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury (2005)
  • Men in the Sun by Ghassan Kanafani (1963)
  • Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa (2006)
  • The Parisian by Isabella Hammad (2019)
  • Return to Haifa by Ghassan Kanafani (1969)
  • Salt Houses by Hala Alyan (2017)
  • The Secret Life of Saeed, The Pessoptimist by Emile Habiby; translated by Salma Khadra Jayyusi and Trevor LeGassick (1974)
  • Time of White Horses by Ibrahim Nasrallah (2012)
  • Touch by Adania Shibli; translated by Paula Haydar (2010)
  • Wild Thorns by Sahar Khalifeh (1976)

Memoir and Life Writing

  • The Drone Eats with Me: A Gaza Diary by Atef Abu Saif (2015)
  • Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting, and Everything in-Between by Laila El-Haddad (2010)
  • Gaza Writes Back edited by Refaat Al-Areer (2013)
  • In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story by Ghada Karmi (2002)
  • Letter from Gaza by Ghassan Kanafani (1956)
  • Sharon and My Mother-In-Law by Suad Amiry (2003)
  • This Side of Peace by Hanan Ashrawi (1995)


Children’s and Young Adult books

  • The Boy and the Wall, by youth at Lajee Center at the Aida Refugee Camp (2005)
  • Al Beit by Zacharia Tamer, author, and Mohieddin El Labbad, illustrator (1979)
  • Ghaddar the Ghoul and Other Palestinian Stories, by Sonia Nimr (2008)
  • A Little Piece of Ground, by Elizabeth Laird and Sonia Nimr (2003)
  • Rest in My Shade: A Poem about Roots, by Nora Lester Murad and Danna Masad (2018)
  • The Shepherd’s Daughter, by Anne Laurel Carter (2008)
  • Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah (2008)

Chronologies and Bibliographies

Films and Movies

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