Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Main Page
Author List
Title List
New This Month
Interest Level
Subject List
Booktalking Tips
Book Review Sources
Reading lists
Nancy Keane's Children's Website
Zenatti, Valerie.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2005.
ISBN 1582349789
Click on the book to read Amazon reviews
Valerie's family moved from France to Israel when she was 13-years-old.  It was difficult for her at first since she didn't know the language or the customs.  But she believed in the country and soon found herself with a group of great friends and doing well in school.  She knows that when she finishes school, she will become a soldier for two years.  Every young person in Israel must spend two years in service.  She and her friends believe that it will be a great time for them.  They look forward to the glamor of being a soldier and the privileges that go with it.  But it is not exactly what Valerie expects.  She must leave behind her friends and her freedom and enter a world that she doesn't know.  Tapped to enter the secret service, Valerie  begins to see beyond her childhood beliefs.  And she begins to question Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.
SUBJECTS:     Zenatti, Valerie, 1970-
                        Women soldiers -- Biography.
                        Jews -- Israel -- Biography.
                        Israel -- Armed Forces -- Biography.


Permission is granted for the noncommercial duplication and use of this resource, provided it is substantially unchanged from its present form and appropriate credit is given.