The Bat-Chen Diaries by Bat-Chen ShahakThe Bat-Chen Diaries by Bat-Chen Shahak

The Bat-Chen Diaries

byBat-Chen Shahak

Paperback | January 1, 2008

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In 1996, on her 15th birthday, Bat-Chen Shahak was killed by a suicide bomber in Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Center. But the gifted teenager left behind a rich legacy of diaries, letters, poems and drawings. Following her death, her parents gathered her writings and created The Bat-Chen Diaries ; this is the first English translation of her work.

Bat-Chen Shahak was a young Israeli girl with a passion for writing. She was just a teenager when she was killed in Tel Aviv by a suicide bomber in March 1996. After her death, her family gathered her writing-diaries, notebooks, letters, and drawings-into The Bat-Chen Diaries. A young dreamer who wrote about love and hoped for peace, ...
Title:The Bat-Chen DiariesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 0.38 inPublished:January 1, 2008Publisher:Lerner Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0822572230

ISBN - 13:9780822572237

Appropriate for ages: 5


Editorial Reviews

The Bat-Chen Diaries released in February, 2008, nearly slipped beneath my notice. Perhaps because I love bats or the Chen portion may have caught my eye. Whatever reason, I'm glad that I read this title from Kar-Ben Publish-ing. I know The Bat-chen Diaries have been published in other languages (Hebrew, Japanese, Arabic, Italian, Dutch, and German) and this is the first English translation of her work. There is a free teaching guide that can be downloaded from the publisher. In March 1996, Bat-Chen Shahak was killed by a suicide bomber in Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Center. It was Purim, 54 and it was her 15th birthday. Interestingly she had written a condolence poem to widow Leah Rabin after the assas-sination of her husband Israel's Prime Minister Yizhak Rabin in November, 1995. After Bat-Chen's death her fam-ily gathered together pieces of her writings in notebooks, diaries, letters, and drawings to produce this tribute to Bat-Chen's life and desire for peace. Knowing the main character's fate and that there is no happy ending can make reading war diaries by children very difficult. Even reading grown-up accounts of tragedies is difficult to accept.