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The return

by Levitin, Sonia, 1934-

Format: Print Book 1987
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile j LEV
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  j LEV
Desta and the other members of her Falasha family, Jews suffering from discrimination in Ethiopia, finally flee the country and attempt the dangerous journey to Israel.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "An adolescent Ethiopian Jewish girl escapes to Israel with her older brother and younger sister in a harrowing journey of hardship and hope. (Ap 15 87)"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Levitin's book is a glorious, heartrending account of Operation Moses, the airlift of Ethiopian Jews from the Sudan into Israel, as seen through the eyes of Desta, 12. Desta's family belongs to a small community of Jews in dire poverty, isolated in the mountains and terrorized by Ethiopia's communist regime. A dream foretells the arrival of other Jews promising freedom in Israel; subsequently Desta's older brother, along with her betrothed, Dan, and his family, are chosen to travel to the Sudan, where they will be flown to Israel. The journey becomes a nightmare for them all. This book will remind readers that there are thousands of children in the world who spend each day in jeopardy. The story ends with Desta and Almaz healing in Jerusalem, but there is a last note that the airlift was stopped, and that many Jews remain trapped in Ethiopia. Ages 10-up. (April) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Ethiopia -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Atheneum,1987
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 213 pages : map ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: page 212.
ISBN 0689313098 :
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