Posts Tagged ‘Jewish American History’

Book Review | The Legend of Freedom Hill
by Linda Jacobs Altman

Score: 3

Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright & Ying-Hwa Hu © 2000, Lee & Low Books. During the Gold Rush of the 1850′s, Rosabel and Sophie are best friends because they are both outsiders in a very small California town.  Rosabel is African American and Sophie is Jewish. Although Rosabel is free and has papers to prove it, [...]

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Book Review | Stealing Home.
by Ellen Schwartz

Score: 3.5

© 2006, Tundra Books. It is 1947, Joey Sexton’s white, Jewish mother has died and he finds out that his black father is also dead. The only family that will take him are his maternal grandfather and aunt who live together in Brooklyn. As Joey struggles to make friends with the other children in the [...]

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Book Review | Across the Alley
by Richard, Michelson

Score: 4

Illustrated by E. B. Lewis. © 2006 – Putnam. This story is set in old-time Brooklyn, New York. Abe is a young, white, Jewish boy. Willie is his young, black neighbor. Abe’s grandfather thinks he will be “the next Jascha Heifetz.” Willie’s father “was a starter in the Negro leagues” therefore Willie is “going to [...]

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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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