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Book Review | Zishe the Strongman
by Robert Rubinstein

Score: 3.5

© 2010, Kar-Ben Publishing From the time he was 3 years old, Siegmund Breitbart, known as Zishe, was strong enough to lift his Orthodox Jewish blacksmith father’s nine-pound hammers. As he grew, so did his strength, until everyone in the Polish town where he grew up, knew of his skill and strength. Soon all of [...]

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Book Review | Emma’s Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty
by Linda Glaser

Score: 4

by Linda Glaser Illustrated by Claire A. Nivola © 2010, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” ~ from The New Colossus [...]

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