Brown Daniel - Published by Modan since 1991. This is a book I wrote originally for my son Daniel when he was 5, and is widely used in pre-school programs in Israel to foster cross cultural understanding and talk about the issue of color. Available from the author or from Modan tel. 089221821 also in book stores
Father Tell Me More- Published 1999 by the Hebrew University Etgar pre-school program, known in the US as HIPPY. An Ethiopian father tells his Israeli-born son a story from his childhood in Ethiopia. Available from the author or from the Etgar tel. 025882049
Who Am I And What Is My Name-Published 1999 by the Hebrew University Etgar pre-school program, known in the US as HIPPY. How an Ethiopian baby is given many names by her family: about changing names and acquiring more identities through cultural transition. Available from the author or from the Etgar tel. 025882049
The Tree Of Life- Published 1999 by the Hebrew University Etgar pre-school program, known in the US as HIPPY. An allegorical story where the tree represents the family and uproots, how the tree\parents come to terms with having new and different flowers\children in their new home. Available from the author or from the Etgar tel. 025882049
BOOKS IN HEBREW & AMHARIC FOR AGES 6-9
The Tegaw Springs Published 2006 by the Hebrew University Etgar pre-school program, known in the US as HIPPY. An Ethiopian mother’s efforts to rid her son of nightmares using a traditional Ethiopian Jewish legend. Available from the author or from the Etgar tel. 025882049
The Moon Is Dabo Published 2006 by the Hebrew University Etgar pre-school program, known in the US as HIPPY. Two Jewish brothers growing up in Ethiopia give a new meaning to the moon. Available from the author or from the Etgar tel. 025882049
The Ethiopian Exodus by son Michael Shmuel Published 2006 by the Hebrew University Etgar pre-school program, known in the US as HIPPY. The journey from Ethiopia to Sudan on foot through the eyes of a child. Available from the author or from the Etgar tel. 025882049
BOOKS IN HEBREW FOR AGES 8-12+
The Rainbow Child- Published by Hakibutz Hameuchad 2000. How does a child growing up with a white father and a black mother, both immigrants, come to define her own identity? How do the prejudices and misconceptions of the people around her influence her choices? This is the story of a strong loving multicultural family, and their teenage daughter’s journey into self-discovery.
The book won the Anderson Commendation, was commended by the Ministry of Education, & voted second place by children in the National Book Survey conducted through the schools in 2002.
Available from the publisher tel. 03-5785810 or from the author, also in book stores
The Lion Hunter's Son –Published by Hakibutz Hameuchad 2004. Aharon was a respected lion hunter in Ethiopia, his son Oren is a rebellious teenager born in Israel. As well as the generation gap, and the difficulties faced by the family as new immigrants, there is a growing cultural gap that separates father & son. The story that unfolds is told alternately by father and by son, giving a unique insight into both perspectives. It seems that their differences can never be resolved, and the constant clashes between them are inevitable. But special circumstances prove Oren to be just as courageous as his father, when he miraculously succeeds in preventing two terrorists from blowing up a bus in Jerusalem. In the aftermath of the excitement Oren’s life will change forever.
The book won the Trudi Birger Award for Children’s Literature at the International Book-fair in Jerusalem in 2005
Fragments (in Hebrew: Resisim)
“That is our lives!” I raised my voice painfully. “Fragments – all we have left of our family, of ourselves, of our Judaism – are only fragments.” Tears filled my eyes and Arik pulled me towards him and held me in his arms.
“No, Anna,” he protested vehemently. “We have each other, we have Lise who fulfilled the dream, we have a country to go to, and we have our religion in which we can find comfort.” His voice softened as he added gently, “The only thing we don’t have is parents.”
Arik, Lise and Anna survived the Holocaust by fleeing on the “Kindertransport” – the children’s transport – to England, leaving their parents behind.
In a final desperate attempt just before the outbreak of WWII, thousands of parents in Germany, Czechoslovakia and Austria tried to send their children to safer shores. Of all the countries in the world, only England opened her gates, thereby saving the lives of almost 10,000 children, the vast majority Jewish.
This is the story of 17-year-old Arik, 16-year-old Lise and 15-year-old Anna. The author Naomi Shmuel wrote the book based on the experiences of her mother, the author and poet Karen Gershon z”l (née Kate Lowenthal, Anna in the book), and her sisters.
Available from Yad Vashem or from the author
BOOKS IN HEBREW FOR AGES 14+
Me, Adam – Published by Modan in 2011.
Adam Lamly is growing up in a quiet London suburb, where he enjoys riding his bike with his friends and drawing. During his adolescence he discovers that things are not always as they seem, including his parents, whose past he gradually unravels. Accompanied by his new companion Anbese, who arrived in England from Ethiopia via Israel, his blind aunt Sandra, who can see clearly what most other people miss, his brothers and his friends, Adam discovers love and friendship. His new found passion for running takes him to Africa, where he meets people who have a profound influence on his life perspective.
BOOKS IN ENGLISH FOR ADULTS
The Moon Is Bread- Published by Gefen 1999, (available on the Amazon). My husbands true story of growing up in Ethiopia, why and how he left, and his experiences here in Israel as a new immigrant. Also available from the author.
2010 - Educational Traditions of Ethiopian Jewry: The Dynamics of Continuity & Change – MA thesis, Hebrew University Jerusalem
2003 – “There’s a Chameleon in My Pocket” – a story representing Israel in an international anthology of children’s stories:
Im Alphabet durch die Welt – kinder lessen uberall – Ein Domino-Buch 2003
How To Make Peace – A book representing Israel on a web site for children’s stories from all over the world: www.icdlbooks.org 2006 – Elisheva’s Story – a story in a volume published by the Nili Venezia Institute
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