Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month
Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 9:23am
Shalom! Did you know that May is National Jewish American Heritage Month?
Come to the Children's Room to learn more about the vibrant and diverse culture of Jewish American people.
From history and biographies, to picture books and graphic novels, we've got you covered!
Here are a few great picks to get you started:
|Beautiful Yetta: the Yiddish Chicken
by Daniel Pinkwater
Yetta is a very happy chicken, raised on an organic farm. Escaping from the butcher lands her in the wild, exotic streets of ... Brooklyn! Oy gevalt! Much fun and adventure ensues.
In Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch, an 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl, Mirka, isn't interested in learning to knit or anything else her family has lined up for her. She just wants to slay dragons! And, in a way, she certainly does.
|Jean Laffite: The Pirate Who Saved America by Susan Goldman Rubin is a biography about New Orleans hero Jean Laffite, who was a Jewish pirate, businessman, Labor leader, father and key player in the U.S. triumph against the British at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.|