Esty Schachter is a writer, clinical social worker, book reviewer and assistant librarian. Her newest book is a middle-grade novel, PICKLED WATERMELON (Kar-Ben). In the story, eleven-year-old Molly visits her family in Israel for the first time. Readers will experience the uniqueness of Israel as Molly explores the country’s history and her own family’s connection to the land. Molly’s personal journey is heart-felt and relatable for kids with family members who live far away. PICKLED WATERMELON is also a perfect selection for a family planning a trip to Israel.