da Costa, Deborah. Snow in Jerusalem. 2001.
Avi lives in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem. Hamudi lives in the
Muslim quarter of the city. They do not know each other and are not
aware that they are both taking care of the same stray cat. Can two
boys from two different worlds be friends? Can it snow in Jerusalem?
Dollinger, Renate. The Rabbi Who Flew. 2001.
An interesting thing happens when Rabbi Frum prays. As he prays
harder and harder he lifts off the ground and flies. Everyone in the
village of Gill is shocked. Some even call it a miracle. The shoemaker
however, is worried about what people will think about the holes in
Goldin, Barbara Diamond. A Mountain of Blintzes. 2001.
In the 1920s, a poor family gathers together for the holiday of
Shavuot, feast of first fruits. Each member contributes in his or her
own way to the celebration.
Hest, Amy. The Friday Nights of Nana. 2001.
Jennie helps her grandmother prepare for Shabbat. Nana is having
the whole family over for dinner and there is a lot to do. They make
challah, shop for supplies, and set the table. The reward for all this
hard work is a wonderful Friday night dinner.
Jules, Jacqueline. The Hardest Word. 2001.
The Ziz, a giant bird from Jewish legend, is a softy at heart. He
confesses to accidentally doing wrong and God assigns him a job to
make up for it. Is he up for it?
Kimmel, Eric A. Zigazak! A Magical Hanukkah Night. 2001.
A pair of devils makes mischief in the shtetl of Brisk. Can the
rabbi put an end to their escapades?
Rael, Elsa Okon. Rivka’s First Thanksgiving. 2001.
After learning all about the holiday in school Rivka wants
desperately for her family to celebrate Thanksgiving. The problem is
that her family is Jewish and from Poland. They are not sure what
pilgrims and Indians have to do with their family. Rivka’s bubbe
decides that they should go visit the Rabbi and whatever he says will
go. Can she convince the Rabbi that Thanksgiving is for everyone?
Simpson, Lesley. The Shabbat Box. 2001.
When Ira looses his class’s treasured Shabbat box, he has to
figure out what to do.
Uhlberg, Myron. Lemuel the Fool. 2001.
Lemuel sets off in search of the city of his dreams, returns home
without realizing it, and is astonished that all the people and places
look so familiar!
Alexander, Sue. Behold the Trees. 2001.
J Fiction ALE
In beautiful language, this book on the history of Israel
describes how the trees were cut down by war and neglect and how the
land became a desert until a new people came and planted new trees.
Attema, Martha. Daughter of Light. 2001.
J Fiction ATT
During the harsh winter of 1944, when food is scarce and
electricity has been turned off, nine year-old Ria, whose mother is
pregnant, confronts the town’s mayor to convince him to restore the
electricity before the baby is born.
Feder, Harriet. Death on Sacred Ground. 2001.
J Fiction FED
She’s back! Vivi Hartman, Rabbi’s daughter and teenage sleuth,
uses Talmudic reasoning to solve a crime committed on the Seneca
Reservation in New York State.
Kacer, Kathy. Clara’s War. 2001.
Jr. High Fiction KAC
Thirteen year-old Clara and her family are deported from Prague to
the concentration camp of Terezin and must try to survive.
Kanefield, Teri. Rivka’s Way. 2001.
Jr. High Fiction KAN
Set in eighteenth century Prague, Rivka longs to leave the safety
of the Jewish quarter and venture into the larger world that
Kornblatt, Mark. Understanding Buddy. 2001.
J Fiction KOR
What would you think if there was a new boy in your class who
walked hunched over, barely talked, and didn’t do any work? One boy
named Sam knows why Buddy, the new kid in class, is not himself. Can
Sam help Buddy come back out of his shell and make friends with the
Koss, Amy. Stolen Words. 2001.
J Fiction KOS
Everything is going wrong on Robyn’s vacation with her family in
Austria! As recorded in her diary, Robyn’s comments and observations
are filled with deep concern about her mother, who cannot get over the
death of her sister.
Matas, Carol. The War Within. 2001.
J Fiction MAT
After General Grant issues an order expelling all Jews from the
territory under his control, teenager Hannah Green, a southern belle
in the making, begins to question many of the values she took for
granted, including slavery.
Milkowitz, Gloria. Secrets in the House of Delgado. 2001.
Jr. High Fiction MIL
Fourteen year-old Maria is an orphan. A priest offers her a job as
a maid to a Converso family. The only thing he asks is that if she
sees this family do anything that looks like Judaism that she come and
tell him. When she starts to genuinely like this family Maria finds
herself in trouble.
Schmidt, Gary. Mara’s Stories: Glimmers in the Dark. 2001.
J Fiction SCH
In the night fog of a concentration camp, women and children
listen to stories told by a prisoner named Mara, the daughter of a
Steiner, Connie. Shoes for Amelie. 2001.
J Fiction STE
The heroism of the people of the town of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in
France is told through the eyes of one courageous and “ordinary”
family who sheltered a Jewish child during the Holocaust.
Vogiel, Eva. Friend or Foe? 2001.
Jr. High Fiction VOG
Nechy Horowitz gets the shock of her life when her mother, who was
assumed dead, suddenly appears at the boarding school she attends.
Everyone at school thinks she should be overjoyed, but she isn’t.
Someone is trying to shut the school down and the principal wants to
find out who it is.
Zalben, Jane Breskin. The Magic Menorah: A Modern Chanukah Tale.
J Easy Fiction ZAL
Stanley does not enjoy Chanukah. He thinks his family is noisy,
nosy, and pushy. While cleaning an old menorah in preparation for the
holiday, he meets a genie named Fischel. Can Fischel change Stanley’s
mind about Chanukah?
Axelrod, Toby. Hans and Sophie Scholl: German Resisters of the
White Rose. 2001.
J 943.086 A
A small group of courageous German students resisted Hitler. Read
about who they were, how they started, and what they did.
Greenfield, Howard. After the Holocaust. 2001.
J 940.5318 G
Focusing on eight Holocaust survivors now living in the United
States, this powerful book shows the hardships faced by young
survivors, many of who were without homes, families, or identities.
Ungar, Richard. Rachel Captures the Moon. 2001.
J 398.2089924 U
The foolish folk of Chelm, not content to wait for the moon to
rise each evening, try to capture its luminescence permanently. When a
ladder, a net, and delicious smelling soup cannot lure the moon down
to earth, a little girl named Rachel captures its reflection in a
barrel of water.
Warren, Andrea. Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps.
J 940.5318092 W
An inspiring account of the Holocaust experiences of Jack
Mandelbaum, who survived three years as a teen in concentration camps.
His zest for life and ability to form friendships enabled him to begin
a new life in the United States.
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