Gal Gadot: Sol­dier, Mod­el, Won­der Woman

Jill Sher­man

  • Review
By – August 27, 2018

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.

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