The Return

by Sonia Levitin

An adolescent Jewish girl makes the arduous exodus on foot from Ethiopia to Israel... read more

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)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1987

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