Thursday, June 17, 2010

More Fall Sneak Peeks!

Last week I posted about Sharon McKay's new book Thunder over Kandahar, which is set in Afghanistan. Now let's move a little to the west and talk about another exciting new fall title: Cry of the Giraffe by Judie Oron. This novel is based on the true story of Wuditu, a 15-year-old Ethiopian Jewish girl (note: her name has been changed to protect her privacy). As members of a Beta Israel community, Wuditu and her family face persecution in their native Ethiopia, and so they plan to secretly move to Jerusalem. However, things go horribly wrong and Wuditu becomes separated from her family. How will she survive completely on her own, let alone make it from Ethiopia to Jerusalem?

Listen to Judie's podcast to find out more about her experiences in Ethiopia and what inspired her to write this book. And check out this gripping book trailer:

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