Posts Tagged ‘Biography’

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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Book Review | As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom
by Richard Michelson

Score: 5

Illustrated by Raul Colón. © 2008 – Knopf Books for Young Readers. Winner of the 2008 Sydney Taylor Book Award for Younger Readers. This is an outstanding book about how Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel grew up on different continents at different times yet with similar experiences, and how those experiences caused [...]

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