Archive for the ‘Immigrant Experience’ Category

Book Review | Mrs. Kaputnik’s Pool Hall and Matzo Ball Emporium
by Rona Arato

Score: 2.5

© 2010, Tundra Books. The Kapustin family cannot understand what has happened to their father. He left for American and has not written for 5 years. Where could he be? With the help of a dragon, a pirate, a circus barker, matzo balls as hard as rocks and some real American resourcefulness, not only do [...]

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Book Review | Feivel’s Flying Horses
by Heidi Smith Hyde

Score: 4

Illustrated by Johanna van der Sterre © 2010, Kar-Ben Publishing. The author who brought us the delights of Klezmer music in Mendel’s Accordion, now shares a lesser known path from the Jewish immigrant experience, the wooden carousel horse carvers of the 19th century. This beautifully told tale describes the life of Feivel who leaves his [...]

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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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