Jewish Values: Weight of the Sky, The

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Publication Year: 
1972
Number of Pages: 
304 p.
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Narrating this novel in a free verse form that reads like prose, sixteen year old Sarah tells the story of the summer she spends on an Israeli kibbutz. For an American girl from a small, mostly Christian town, it is a transformative experience. Along with the thrill of belonging as a Jew in a Jewish country, Sarah experiences her first taste of independence and her first romantic encounters with boys. Her experiences and feelings are conveyed realistically, including her shock when a friend is killed. Political issues take a back seat here to personal experience but that does not detract from the story's emotional authenticity. Along with Kass's Real Time and Stein's Light Years, this is another engaging and honest look at life in present-day Israel.
ISBN: 
6700602283
Book ID: 
965
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No