In the Service of the Nation – Israeli Women Authors Writing for Children: The Historical Novels of Devora Omer
Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)
The first “modern” Hebrew literature for youth appeared in Germany about 200 years ago, written mostly by male teachers, though relatively soon women joined the act, and today the majority of Hebrew literature for children and youth is written by women.
Devorah Omer was one of the most well-respected and beloved Hebrew children’s authors of all time. Winner of the prestigious Israel Prize and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, Omer wrote about diverse topics, describing the everyday lives of children expressing their thoughts, concerns, and problems, as well as their joy.
Some of her most famous works are historical fiction, born of her ambition to inform young readers about the men and women who devoted their lives to the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
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“In the Service of the Nation – Israeli Women Authors Writing for Children: The Historical Novels of Devora Omer”
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