|Name the Stars
|Level Z / Grade 7-8
Every star has its special name…
Fifteen-year-old Alec Paszternak and his nine-year-old brother, Yos, have survived the devastating war in Europe—but they’re all alone. Stuck in a dreary DP camp, the boys meet the idealistic Tzvika, who’s a member of the Jewish Brigade. Tzvika convinces the boys to sail with him to Eretz Yisrael to start a new life in a new land. Will the brothers hold on to their heritage, or will Tzvika’s misguided ploys tear them apart?
In this suspenseful historical novel, talented author Penina Weiser dynamically recreates life during the State of Israel’s early years—battles and loss, hope and healing. Join Alec as he struggles to rebuild—and to stay true to his name and essence.