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The Yankee at the Seder

Author: Elka Weber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781582464312

Category: Children's stories

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As a Confederate family prepares for Passover the day after the Civil War has ended, a Yankee arrives on their Virginia doorstep and is invited to share their meal, to the dismay of ten-year-old Jacob. Includes historical notes about Corporal Myer Levy, on whom the story is based, and his prominent Philadelphia family.

A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 10th Edition

Author: Rebecca L. Thomas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440834350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1636

View: 4733

Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail

Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens

A JPS Guide

Author: Silver

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 0827611218

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

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Linda Silver selected the titles that "represent the best in writing, illustration, reader appeal, and authentically Jewish content--in picture books, fiction and non-fiction, for readers ranging from early childhood through the high school years."--P. [4] of cover.

Fellow Traveler

A Twentieth Century American Life

Author: Esther Rowland

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483552454

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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This book is a memoir about a woman who grew up in twentieth century America and her engagement in the historical events that shaped that time period.

The Jews of Boston

Author: Jonathan D. Sarna,Ellen Smith,Scott-Martin Kosofsky

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300107876

Category: History

Page: 370

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Published on the 350th anniversary of the first Jews to arrive in America, this comprehensive history of the Jews of Boston is now available in a revised and updated paperback edition. The stunning work combines illuminating essays by distinguished Jewish historians with 110 rare photographs to trace the community from its tentative beginnings in colonial Boston through its emergence in the twentieth century as one of the most influential and successful Jewish communities in America. The volume also presents fascinating information about Boston’s synagogues and Jewish neighborhoods as well as the evolution of Jewish culture in Boston and the United States.Praise for the previous edition:“The writing is engaging and lucid, and the superb, profuse illustrations enhance the text. While numerous community histories have been published, this volume is in a class by itself--and will set the standard for all future works of this kind.”—Library Journal“For those of us who grew up with anecdotes of what being a Jew was like in, say, the South End in 1910, or in Roxbury or Chelsea in 1920, this history, collected in one place for the first time, fills in the blanks. It gives us the context for our inherited folk tales.”—Alan Lupo, Boston Globe

School Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's libraries

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Children's Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's literature

Page: N.A

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The 1st ed. includes an index to v. 28-36 of St. Nicholas.

Vor allen Nächten


Author: Dara Horn

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827070333

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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In Vor allen Nächten erzählt Dara Horn die Geschichte von Jacob Rappaport, jüdischer Einwanderersohn aus den Nordstaaten, der während des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs zwischen alle Fronten gerät: den Kampf gegen die Sklaverei, ein Mordkomplott gegen Präsident Abraham Lincoln, vier bildhübsche Schwestern aus den Südstaaten, deren Charme er hoffnungslos verfällt. Aus dieser Perspektive ist dieser große Stoff der Weltliteratur noch nie beleuchtet worden - und schon gar nicht mit solchem Witz, mit solcher Farbigkeit und der Souveränität einer Autorin unserer Zeit.

The Publishers Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

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Louis Brandeis Slept Here

A Slightly Cynical History of American Jews

Author: David Gleicher

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652291677

Category: Humor

Page: 132

View: 5894

From Colonial America to intermarriage in present times, Louis Brandeis covers such controversial issues as Jews and Blacks and Jews and politics, with each point being analyzed through the eyes of history and a strong dose of irreverence.

Better Than You

Author: Trudy Ludwig

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375987460

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3734

Jake's bragging is really starting to get to his neighbor Tyler. Tyler can't show Jake a basketball move, a school assignment, or a new toy without Jake saying he can do better. Tyler starts to wonder: Is something wrong with him? Is he really such a loser? Is Jake really better than him at everything? Or is Jake the one with the problem? With the help of his uncle Kevin, Tyler begins to understand that Jake's bragging has nothing to do with Tyler's own abilities and that puffing yourself up leaves little room for friends.

Book Review Index 2009


Author: Dana Ferguson

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414419121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1262

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Irving Howe

A Life of Passionate Dissent

Author: Gerald Sorin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814740774

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

View: 8416

A New York Times “Books for Summer Reading” selection Winner of the 2003 National Jewish Book Award for History By the time he died in 1993 at the age of 73, Irving Howe was one of the twentieth century’s most important public thinkers. Deeply passionate, committed to social reform and secular Jewishness, ardently devoted to fiction and poetry, in love with baseball, music, and ballet, Howe wrote with such eloquence and lived with such conviction that his extraordinary work is now part of the canon of American social thought. In the first comprehensive biography of Howe’s life, historian Gerald Sorin brings us close to this man who rose from Jewish immigrant poverty in the 1930s to become one of the most provocative intellectuals of our time. Known most widely for his award-winning book World of Our Fathers, a rich portrayal of the East European Jewish experience in New York, Howe also won acclaim for his prodigious output of illuminating essays on American culture and as an indefatigable promoter of democratic socialism as can be seen in the pages of Dissent, the journal he edited for nearly forty years. Deeply devoted to the ideal of democratic radicalism and true equality, Howe was constantly engaged in a struggle for decency and basic fairness in the face of social injustice. In the century of Auschwitz, the Gulag, and global inter-ethnic mass murder, it was difficult to sustain political certainties and take pride in one's humanity. To have lived a life of conviction and engagement in that era was a notable achievement. Irving Howe lived such a life and Gerald Sorin has done a masterful job of guiding us through it in all its passion and complexity.

Proceedings of the Annual Convention

Author: Association of Jewish Libraries

Publisher: N.A


Category: Jewish libraries

Page: N.A

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Proceedings of the .... Annual Convention of the Association of Jewish Libraries

Author: Association of Jewish Libraries. Convention

Publisher: N.A


Category: Jewish libraries

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Blessings of Freedom

Chapters in American Jewish History

Author: Michael Feldberg

Publisher: Ktav Pub Incorporated


Category: History

Page: 243

View: 2999

Since January 1997, the American Jewish Historical Society has published a weekly newspaper feature entitled "Chapters in American Jewish History." The present volume offers 120 of the best columns, organized according to subject and period. Blessings of Freedom is not a complete history of American Jewry but a collection of vignettes and episodes that taken together illustrate the overriding directions and tendencies of the much larger tapestry that comprises the American Jewish experience. Each chapter is a window on an interesting and illuminating glimpse at an important and often colorful aspect of the American Jewish story. Bibliographical information is given for those interested in learning more about the topic. Blessings of Freedom is recommended for young adults in addition to adult readers.

The Girl Who Saved Baseball

Author: Arelo Sederberg

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595310923

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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The Girl Who Saved Baseball is humorous, yet occasionally bittersweet. Written from the viewpoint of an aging minor league baseball manager who finds new purpose in life by guiding four promising players. One is a girl who has a mission not only to make the major leagues, but also to "save" baseball from the stigma of have and have-not teams, runaway salaries, and the temptations of steroids. It rings with baseball lore, past and present, and takes the reader into the world of baseball-owners, players, managers, agents, talent scouts. Yet it never loses sight that the novel is about people, their struggles, needs and wants, disappointments, and their achievements.

Starting from Home

A Writer's Beginnings

Author: Milton Meltzer

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780140322996

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 145

View: 5893

The author recounts the discoveries, hardships, and triumphs of his early life and the influences that shaped him as a person and writer.

Hillary Clinton: The Life of a Leader

Author: Shana Corey

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1101932376

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2806

Follow Hillary Clinton’s inspiring life of service in this Step 3 Biography Reader! After volunteering as a young child, she became a leader in school and college, championed women’s and children’s causes as a young lawyer and wife of a politician, and finally became a politician herself. She has been our First Lady, a U.S. senator, the secretary of state, and the first woman candidate nominated for President of the United States by the Democratic Party. Hillary Clinton has achieved so many “firsts” in her life, and she remains a "citizen activist" following the 2016 election. Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics—for children who are ready to read on their own.

In My Father's Bakery

A Bronx Memoir

Author: Marvin Korman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

View: 395

A tale of Bronx life circa the '30s and '40s offers portraits of the author's extended secular Jewish family whose lives were dependent on his father's bakery business.

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