Thursday, November 10, 2011
5 Reasons to read The Shepherd’s Granddaughter
1. Palestine: where the book is set. A land of olive groves, mountains, and centuries of dispute.
2. Amani: the lead lady. She insists on being a shepherd like her grandfather instead of going to school like all the other girls.
3. Wolves: they prey on Amani’s sheep. She must protect them and herself!
4. Tension: a trip to town to deliver the olive harvest on time means hoping the truck does not break down on the rough desert roads and crossing Israeli checkpoints.
5. Seedo: Amani’s grandfather. His wise words guide her and will stay with you, too.