Books for Jewish American Heritage Month to Share with MLs

Books for Jewish American Heritage Month to Share with MLs

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Jewish American Heritage month is during the month of May. Read about famous and everyday Jewish people from throughout history and present-day.  To learn more about the month, visit

A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day– Learn about the life of children’s book author Ezra Jack Keats, who grew up  Brooklyn, N.Y., to Jewish Polish immigrants.

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909– Read about Clare as she immigrates to the United States, begins working in a garment factory, and then helps to lead a strike to gain better working conditions as she is still learning English.

“Nice” Jewish Girls– Learn about 36 famous Jewish women from around the world.

Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook– Read Jewish tales from around the world followed by simple recipes that author Jane Yolen has matched up.

National Geographic Kids: Ruth Bader Ginsburg– Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman appointed to the Supreme court. Learn about her life and work towards gender equality.

Sam and Charlie (and Sam Too!) Help Save the Earth Sam, Charlie, and Sam are three Jewish kids that have fun adventures together. This is a beginning reader chapter book series.

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat– Joseph starts out with an overcoat that gets too small, so he makes something else until he is left with a small button. The book is written and illustrated by the author of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, Simms Taback.

Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays– Learn about Jewish holidays all year with simple language and beautiful illustrations.

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