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Intentions

By: Deborah Heiligman

Rachel thought she was grown up enough to accept that no one is perfect. Her parents argue, her grandmother has been acting strangely, and her best friend doesn't want to talk to her. But none of that...

A Song for My Sister

By: Lesley Simpson
illustrated by: Tatjana Mai-Wyss

WAAAAA!  When Mira's wish for a sister at long last comes true, she's thrilled—but the new baby isn't exactly what she expected. Who knew someone so little could make so much noise! No matter...

Black Radishes

By: Susan Lynn Meyer

Sydney Taylor Honor Award Winner Black Radishes is a suspenseful WWII/Holocaust story, in which one boy learns what it means to be Jewish and French at a time when everything is changing.Gustave doesn't...


The Lily Pond

By: Annika Thor
translated from the Swedish by: Linda Schenck

A Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book and an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book, The Lily Pond continues the story of two Jewish sisters who left Austria during WWII/Holocaust and found refuge in...

I Will Come Back for You: A Family in Hiding During World War II

By: Marisabina Russo
illustrated by: Marisabina Russo

What was it like to grow up Jewish in Italy during World War II? Sit with a little girl as her grandmother tells the story of her childhood in Rome, of being separated from her father, and of going into...

A Faraway Island

By: Annika Thor
translated from the Swedish by: Linda Schenck

Two Jewish sister leave Austria during WWII/Holocaust and find refuge in Sweden.It's the summer of 1939. Two Jewish sisters from Vienna—12-year-old Stephie Steiner and seven-year-old Nellie—are...


Estie the Mensch

By: Jane Kohuth
illustrated by: Rosanne Litzinger

Estie does not always like people. So when her grandmother reminds her to be a mensch, she'd rather not. She'd rather be a dog. Or a turtle. Or a seagull. Being a monkey can even make another kid laugh!...

How Dalia Put a Big Yellow Comforter Inside a Tiny Blue Box

By: by Linda Heller
illustrations by: Stacy Dressen McQueen

Is Dalia’s little blue box magic—or is the real magic the generosity that helps her fill it? When Dalia learns about tzedakah, the Jewish tradition of charity and caring, she creates a...