A true Wonder Woman herself in many ways, Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot has brought the superhero to life on the screen to great acclaim. As a role model for young women around the world, Gadot has also managed to burnish the reputation of her country in the process — not an easy task in these complicated times.
This biography, which features an abundance of color photographs, discusses Gadot’s childhood in Israel, her years as an Israeli soldier, the start of her career as an actress, and her family life. She is clearly proud of her background as an Israeli and a Jew, and is a hard and conscientious worker determined to succeed. She is especially happy to have opened up new opportunities for women.
For children interested in learning more about Gadot, a bibliography and further reading and website suggestions are included.
Michal Hoschander Malen is the editor of Jewish Book Council’s young adult and children’s book reviews. She has lectured on a variety of topics relating to children and books and her greatest joy is reading to her grandchildren on both sides of the ocean. Michal lives in Great Neck, NY and Efrat, Israel.