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The Resource The terrorist's son : a story of choice, by Zak Ebrahim ; with Jeff Giles

The terrorist's son : a story of choice, by Zak Ebrahim ; with Jeff Giles

Label
The terrorist's son : a story of choice
Title
The terrorist's son
Title remainder
a story of choice
Statement of responsibility
by Zak Ebrahim ; with Jeff Giles
Title variation
terrorists son
Title variation remainder
a story of choice
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What is it like to grow up with a terrorist in your home? Zak Ebrahim was only seven years old when, on November 5th, 1990, his father El-Sayyid Nosair shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League. While in prison, Nosair helped plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. In one of his infamous video messages, Osama bin Laden urged the world to "Remember El-Sayyid Nosair." In The Terrorist's Son, Ebrahim dispels the myth that terrorism is a foregone conclusion for people trained to hate. Based on his own journey, he shows that hate is always a choice and so is tolerance. Though Ebrahim was subjected to a violent, intolerant ideology throughout his childhood, he did not become radicalized. Terrorist groups tap into certain vulnerabilities that are usually circumstantial poverty, oppression, disenfranchisement, lack of resources and options. Ebrahim shows how those same vulnerabilities can create great strengths, leading people to form great reserves of empathy and tolerance. He believes that, because we all have a deep capacity for empathy, humans have the choice-and can find the will-to reject negative ideology
Summary
The author discusses his life as the son of a terrorist and how he came to reject his father's ideology and embrace the path of nonviolence
Tone
Award
  • Alex Award, 2015.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2016.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10409648
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ebrahim, Zak
Dewey number
303.625/019
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6430.E35
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Giles, Jeff
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ebrahim, Zak
  • Ebrahim, Zak
  • Nosair, El-Sayyid
  • Terrorism
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a story of choice
Label
The terrorist's son : a story of choice, by Zak Ebrahim ; with Jeff Giles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A TED Original"--Jacket
  • "Zak Ebrahim, author of The Terrorist's Son," spoke at the TED Conference in 2014. His 9-minute talk, available for free at TED.com, was the inspiration for The Terrorist's Son."--Page [98]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
November 5, 1990 : Cliffside Park, New Jersey -- Present day -- 1981 : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- 1986 : Jersey City, New Jersey -- January 1991 : Rikers Island Correctional Facility, New York -- December 21, 1991 : New York Supreme Court, Manhattan -- February 26, 1993 : Jersey City, New Jersey -- April 1996 : Memphis, Tennessee -- December 1998 : Alexandria, Egypt -- July 1999 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First TED Books hardcover edition.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9781476784809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880500046
  • (OCoLC)ocn880500046
  • 444918
Label
The terrorist's son : a story of choice, by Zak Ebrahim ; with Jeff Giles
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A TED Original"--Jacket
  • "Zak Ebrahim, author of The Terrorist's Son," spoke at the TED Conference in 2014. His 9-minute talk, available for free at TED.com, was the inspiration for The Terrorist's Son."--Page [98]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
November 5, 1990 : Cliffside Park, New Jersey -- Present day -- 1981 : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- 1986 : Jersey City, New Jersey -- January 1991 : Rikers Island Correctional Facility, New York -- December 21, 1991 : New York Supreme Court, Manhattan -- February 26, 1993 : Jersey City, New Jersey -- April 1996 : Memphis, Tennessee -- December 1998 : Alexandria, Egypt -- July 1999 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First TED Books hardcover edition.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9781476784809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880500046
  • (OCoLC)ocn880500046
  • 444918

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