for The Return by Sonia Levitin
An adolescent Jewish girl makes the arduous exodus on foot from Ethiopia to Israel with her older brother and younger sister. Based on events which occurred over a six month period between 1984-85, the story is intricately plotted, so that it never lags, yet no element seems contrived or coincidental. There is a remarkable development of Desta's character, as a teenage girl with adolescent worries, called upon to make extraordinary sacrifices and courageous advances in order to attain a goal. (Age 14 and older)
CCBC Choices 1987 . © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1987. Used with permission.
When 12-year-old Ethiopian Jew Desta learns there are camps in the Sudan where transport for Israel is waiting, she sets out with her brother and younger sister on a journey to freedom. When her brother is killed, Desta must take the lead courageously as they travel to the promised land.
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