the beauty of a simple life—and the profound importance of valuing individuals and families

the beauty of a simple life—and the profound importance of valuing individuals and families

ages 8 to 12 years + the adults who read to them
Get to know the boisterous and loving Rabinovitch family as they prepare for Shabbes and then arrange and celebrate a marriage. A great read-aloud book - it will capture the imagination and hearts of adults and children alike.

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kindness is not a cultural construct - history worth remembering

kindness is not a cultural construct - history worth remembering

Set in Paris, France. A wonderful, inspirational book that speaks of the little-known history of Muslim heroes in Paris during World War II and their rescues of Jews, Resistance fighters, Allied pilots, and prisoners of war.
ages 10 to grown-up

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about exemplary women and men

about exemplary women and men

ages 4 to 12 years
I confess that I'm not a big fan of the whole hero culture that we seem to have going. Too often the ‘heroes’ aren’t heroic and are anything but role model material. But Peaceful Heroes is a collection of super-short biographies of people who have impacted the world positively and peacefully. 
 

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for feminist girls and women and boys and men

for feminist girls and women and boys and men

Every once in a while, we each need something to jolt us out of the everyday and remind us that we each have it in us to do and be great. Amazing Babes does that - it's a book that's lovely to touch and to feel, beautiful to look at and simply inspiring to read. 
ages 0 to >100 years

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WILLY & MAX :: about perspective and the preciousness of friendship

WILLY & MAX :: about perspective and the preciousness of friendship

Age guide: 4 to 8. Subtitled A Holocaust Story, this is really more about friendship and promise than the Holocaust itself. 

Historically, the background is Denmark during the second World War. Willy's father owns a shop selling odds and ends - everything from an enormous bronze angel to a haunting painting of The Lady. Max's father is a Jewish professor who buys The Lady.

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