Monday, January 6, 2014

Display - Jewish History and Stories


By Patricia Polacco
A single china cup from a tea set left behind when Jews were forced to leave Russia helps hold a family together through generations of living in America, reminding them of the most important things in life.

Dreams in the Golden Country
By Kathryn Lasky
Twelve-year-old Zippy, a Jewish immigrant from Russia, keeps a diary account of the first eighteen months of her family's life on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1903-1904.
By Amy Erlich
An adaptation of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible presents the stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses, and other primary figures in a continuous narrative that upholds the complexities of the original text.
By Doreen Rappaport
In a stirring chronicle, Doreen Rappaport brings to light the courage of countless Jews who organized to sabotage the Nazis and help other Jews during the Holocaust.
By Rebecca O'Connell
When she finds her best friend is going to Aruba for vacation and her favorite teacher is taking a long leave of absence, sixth-grader Penina is not looking forward to Hanukkah with her little sister who is always stealing the spotlight.
Zlateh the Goat
By Isaac Bashevis Singer

By Chris Moriarty
In early twentieth-century New York, Sacha Kessler's ability to see witches earns him an apprenticeship to the police department's star Inquisitor, Maximillian Wolf, to help stop magical crime and, with fellow apprentice Lily Astral, Sacha investigates who is trying to kill Thomas Edison, whose mechanical witch detector could unleash the worst witch-hunt in American history.
Darkness Over Denmark
By Ellen Levine
An account of people in Denmark who risked their lives to protect and rescue their Jewish neighbors from the Nazis during World War II.
 By Amy Hest
A thirteen-year-old Jewish orphan reluctantly leaves her grandmother and immigrates to New York City, where she works for three years sewing lace and earning money to bring Grandmother to the United States, too.
By Adele Geras
 A collection of stories exploring the Jewish world, by such authors as Isaac Bashevis Singer, Lynne Reid Banks, and Marilyn Hirsh.
By Eric A. Kimmel
Retells the story of Joseph, who is rewarded for honoring the Sabbath by being generous to others even after he, himself, becomes poor.
By Barry Denenberg
During the Nazi persecution of the Jews in Austria, twelve-year-old Julie escapes to America to live with her relatives in New York City.
By Barry Deutsch 
 Eleven-year-old Mirka Herschberg dreams of fighting dragons and spends her days honing her skills, even though there are no dragons in her Orthodox Jewish community, but when she accepts a challenge from a mysterious witch, Mirka just might win her dragon-fighting sword after all.
By Dave Horowitz
Five little gefilte fish sneak out of their jar to explore the world, but Mama Gefilte isn't happy to see her little ones leave.
By Erica S. Perl
Zelly Fried wants a dog more than anything, so at the urging of her grandfather, during the summer before sixth grade she takes care of a "practice dog" made out of an orange juice jug to show her parents that she is ready for the responsibility, even though she is sometimes not entirely sure about the idea.
Celebrate Hanukkah
By Deborah Heiligman
In "Celebrate Hanukkah" Deborah Heiligman welcomes readers to a holiday celebrated by Jewish communities around the world. The vivid photography of National Geographic illustrates the joyous celebrations of Jewish people around the world--including Ghana, Uganda, India, Israel, Peru, the United States and Poland, as they light menorahs, spin dreidels, and make latkes. 
By Ari Goelman
Thirteen-year-old Dahlia's reluctance about attending Camp Arava changes to wonder as strange things begin to happen, and soon she is connecting with David Schank, a student of the kabbala, and the maze he built at the camp in the 1930s.
Dance, Sing, Remember
By Leslie Kimmelman
Explains eleven major Jewish holidays and how they are celebrated.

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