Sharing Our Homeland

By Association of Jewish Libraries

At peace camp, as it is known, Israeli Jewish children and Israeli Arab children share a typical camping experience together. Campers and camp activities are shown in large, sharp color photographs that reflect the text’s detailed account of where the campers come from, what they do at camp, and how their experiences playing, cooperating, and having fun together may help to create a peaceful future for their shared homeland. The focus is on an Israeli boy named Yuval and an Arab girl named Alya, who are shown not only at camp but at home with their families. Historical background information about the Holy Land is accurate and unbiased; a map is included along with an author’s note, lists of recommended books and websites, pronunciation guide and glossary, and both primary and secondary sources used by the author in her research. …this hopeful book is recommended for all libraries.