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A Story of Two Worlds
Authors: Hillary Selese Liber
Jacqueline Semha Gmach
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House

Price: $19.95 
Special Price: $16.80
Format: Paperback
ISBN 10: 9652296414
ISBN 13: 9789652296412
Catalog Number: 9789652296412
Number of Pages: 241
Year Published: 2014

This is the story of Jackie Semha, a young girl born in Tunisia to a loving family and community, yet one in which only boys are celebrated. Her journey from Tunisia, to France, Israel, Canada and finally the United States forces her to confront the disparity between the land of her birth and the land of her mature years. Her transition – from a learning-handicapped tomboy sheltered in the womb of a loving community to a successful professional in a foreign land with an unfamiliar language and alien customs and values – is heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time. The words of her teacher, Madame Sabban: Si tu veux, tu peux – If you want to succeed, you can succeed – gave Jackie strength and inspired her to help others find the faith in themselves to achieve greatness. Jackie’s story is brought to life through a collection of superbly written vignettes with the help of the writer Hillary S. Liber.

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