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The Yankee at the Seder

Author: Elka Weber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781582464312

Category: Children's stories

Page: N.A

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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.

The Yankee at the Seder

Author: Elka Weber

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 1582462569

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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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.

The Yankee at the Seder

Author: Elka Weber

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1582462569

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 8848

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.

Better Than You

Author: Trudy Ludwig

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375987460

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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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.

One Little Chicken

Author: Elka Weber

Publisher: Tricycle Press

ISBN: 1582463743

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4889

Retells a story in the Talmud about a family that cares for a lost chicken, turning its eggs into a profit which they later give to its owner.

Heroes of the Surf

Author: Elisa Carbone

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101647337

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Adventure on the high seas! WHAM! The Pliny jolts as if Black Beard himself has just punched her in the belly. Pedro and I slide and smack--bang--into the bulwark. "We're grounded," cries the first mate. "We've hit a shoal!" In May of 1882, a large steamship ran aground off the coast of New Jersey. Elisa Carbone imagines what it was like for two boys on that ship: waking up in the middle of the night, waves crashing over the side, the storm too big to lower the lifeboats. And then the flashing of light from shore--the surfmen, true "heroes of the surf," come to rescue them. The award-winning author's meticulous research combined with Nancy Carpenter's spectacular illustrations make this thrilling adventure on the high seas one not to be missed!

Sisters of Scituate Light

Author: Stephen Krensky

Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books

ISBN: 9780525477921

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9689

In 1814, when their father leaves them in charge of the Scituate lighthouse outside of Boston, two teenaged sisters devise a clever way to avert an attack by a British warship patrolling the Massachusetts coast.

All Other Nights: A Novel

Author: Dara Horn

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393074109

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6337

“Slam-bang... superb... masterful... gripping... marvelous.”—Washington Post How is tonight different from all other nights? For Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union Army, it is a question his commanders have answered for him: on Passover, 1862, he is ordered to murder his own uncle, who is plotting to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. After this harrowing mission, Jacob is recruited to pursue another enemy agent—this time not to murder the spy, but to marry her. Based on real historical figures, this eagerly awaited novel from award-winning author Dara Horn delivers multilayered, page-turning storytelling at its best.

Fishing Day

Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Publisher: Jump At The Sun

ISBN: 9780786826148

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6115

Reenie and her mama love to go fishing down by the river. But the peace of their idyllic fishing spot is often marred by the appearance of Peter Troop and his daddy. Peter is up-jumpy and loud, scaring the fish away. And the Troops harbor some resentment toward them, too. Peter and his daddy are fishing for food; Reenie and Mama fish for fun. The Troops are white; Reenie and Mama are black. And in the Jim Crow South, it is this last difference that is most significant. One day, when the Troops' fishing reel breaks, Reenie overcomes their mutual fear and mistrust to help Peter-an act that holds the promise of friendship and understanding. This is a moving story about two children crossing boundaries of race, class, and gender, and about small acts that make a big difference.

Rebekkah's Journey

A World War II Refugee Story

Author: Ann E. Burg

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1410365778

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6310

In 1944 a vacant army base in upstate New York became the temporary home of over 900 men, women and children who had fled Europe towards the end of World War II. With little more than the clothing on their backs, Rebekkah and her mother are just two of the many refugees who come to live in the camp. Adjusting to a strange new world and a new language, Rebekkah puts aside her own fears to try and recreate tiny bits of home for her mother. A fictional story based on the real-life experiences of surviving refugees, Rebekkah's Journey shares the illuminating story of one refugee's arrival on America's shores.

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: 6050

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.

Why on This Night?

A Passover Haggadah for Family Celebration

Author: Rahel Musleah

Publisher: Simon Pulse

ISBN: 9780689833137

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 7563

Enhanced with fullcolor illustrations, this holiday book presents and explores the symbols and traditions of Passover through a collection of poems, songs, and activities. Simultaneous.

Our Last Seder

Author: Arnie "Tokyo" Rosenthal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781684014651

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 8807

Tragedy always hits when we least expect it. It seems like it's always another person who goes through the unthinkable, but when Arnie "Tokyo" Rosenthal has to face his own tragedy, what was previously unthinkable becomes reality. In Our Last Seder, ten-year-old Arnie tells the true story of his introduction to mortality, the consequences that follow, and how he and his family got through their life-altering tragedy.

A Very Improbable Story

Author: Edward Einhorn

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1607341204

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6895

Waking up one morning to find a talking cat on his head, Ethan is informed that the cat will not leave until he - Ethan - wins a game of probability.

Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens

A JPS Guide

Author: Silver

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 0827611218

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

View: 2795

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.

Jews and the Civil War

A Reader

Author: Jonathan D. Sarna,Adam Mendelsohn

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814771130

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 604

"An erotic scandal chronicle so popular it became a byword... Expertly tailored for contemporary readers. It combines scurrilous attacks on the social and political celebritites of the day, disguised just enough to exercise titillating speculatuion, with luscious erotic tales." —Belles Lettres This story concerns the return of to earth of the goddess of Justice, Astrea, to gather information about private and public behavior on the island of Atalantis. Manley drew on her experience as well as on an obsessive observation of her milieu to produce this fast paced narrative of political and erotic intrigue.

Fellow Traveler

A Twentieth Century American Life

Author: Esther Rowland

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483552454

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2731

It is a memoir about Esther Rowland's journey through the Twentieth Century from the perspective of a middle-class Jewish, politically engaged woman. The book contains funny and revealing stories about family and friends--all set in the context of the times: the Depression, World War II, as well as the struggles for civil liberties, civil rights, women's equality and peace. The book also describes Esther's marriage to Lewis P. Rowland, M.D. and their efforts to live out their values and pass them along to their children and grandchildren.

Silent Star

The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy

Author: Bill Wise,Adam Gustavson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781600604119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 40

View: 386

"A biography of William "Dummy" Hoy, who pursued his love of baseball and became the first deaf player to have a long career in the Major Leagues, where he accumulated records and top-ranking statistics. Includes an afterword, author's sources, and historical photograph"--Provided by publisher.

Squirrel and John Muir

Author: Emily Arnold McCully

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374336974

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 1933

An outstanding book for young naturalists Floy Hutchings, also known as Squirrel, is the daughter of the man who opened the first hotel in the Yosemite Valley in the 1860s. She has to fend for herself much of the time and is considered wild by her family and her father's guests. When the future naturalist John Muir is hired as a carpenter, Floy becomes his inquisitive shadow as he builds himself a cabin over a stream, talks to flowers, and listens to snow. Floy, determined never to grow up because she'd have to be a lady, and Muir, searching nature for a way to live free of society's expectations, are primed to find common ground. In this story set against a backdrop of watercolor paintings that vividly capture the beauty of Yosemite, Floy learns to see the world through John Muir's eyes.

The Storyteller

Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476753423

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1583

Some stories live forever . . . Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t. Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shame­ful secret and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With the integrity of the closest friend she’s ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths to which we will go in order to keep the past from dictating the future.

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