Beni's War

It's Yom Kippur Eve in 1973, and twelve-year-old Beni thinks his biggest problem is settling in at his new school in the Golan, where his family moved at the end of the Six-Day War. But on… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2020


“Stein’s story is not a coming-of-age story; it is a coming-together story.” — EDITOR’S CHOICE Melissa Warren, Historical Novel Society View →


“What I enjoyed most in this book is the personified experience of a tween; how accurately the author described such everyday inner stories as magical thinking (‘get better’), the angst of being bullied, the elevating feeling of forgiving someone, the excitement of… View →


“Readers will be motivated by Beni’s perceptiveness and inspired by the strength he demonstrates through acceptance―even towards the enemy.”―School Library Journal Starred Review View →


“Beni’s War depicts neither an idealized Israel nor a flawed country which needs to be apologized for. Instead, it faithfully paints life as lived in a country where war is never far away.” — Marjorie Gann, retired teacher; author of Five Thousand Years of Slavery,… View →


“Readers coping with shattered contemporary realities will recognize themselves in a child’s fears and growing empathy.” — Kirkus Reviews View →