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GOLDSTEIN — JEWI SH JUVEN I LE LITERATURE
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make a happy family adjustment, when the boy discovers the American way
of life, coupled with Judaism, (ages 15-16)
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The birth of the Jewish people. Chicago, Goodman, 1951. 150 p.
The author has sought to “convey to the child not only the beautiful and
immortal Bible tales, but also the lessons, laws and essence of the Torah.”
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e im
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Carol’s side of the street. Illustrated by Malman. New York,
Harcourt, 1951. 213 p.
A wholesome story, which concerns a bright, energetic young Jewish girl,
Carol Meyers, with leadership traits, who meets with antisemitism when her
family moves into a new neighborhood next door to Gentiles. At first the
non-Jews are disturbed, but finally accept them as neighbors, (ages 10-14)
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e l t h
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or ton
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The world over story book; An illustrated anthology for Jewish
Youth. New York, Bloch, 1952. 538 p.
An anthology for Jewish youth, representing the best of stories and articles
which appeared in the last decade in the periodical
World Over.
The book is
divided into four sections — Fiction, Biography, History, and Jewish Customs
and Ceremonies. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white by many well-
known artists. The literary quality of the book is high. Although projected
to appeal to Jewish children, children of all races should find it an attractive
way to learn about their Jewish neighbors, (ages 13-16)
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o w ie
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u s s e l l
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The Bible story: For boys and girls. Illustrated by
Stephani and Edward Godwin. New York, Abingdon-Cokesbury, 1952. 224 p.
Simple, restrained and dramatic retellings of the familiar Old Testament
stories for boys and girls. Illustrated in color and black-and-white. The
author follows the general order of the biblical books, retelling their stories in
individual chapters, (ages 9-13)
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m il
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e rn h a r d
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Stories and fantasies from the Jewish past. Trans, by
Charles Reznikoff. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1951. 262 p.
The book contains ten stories and fantasies, each dealing with historic
events or personalities. Whether fact or fiction, truth or fantasy, all are
inspirational reading and infused with a healthy concept of Judaism, (ages 14-
16)
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r e e h o f
, L
il l ia n
S. Candle light stories: Eight little tales for Chanuko. Illus-
trated by Jane Bearman. New York, Bloch, 1951. 83 p.
This is a much-needed collection of eight Hanukkah stories, one for each
night of the festival, with suggestions for parties. The book is attractive with
large, clear type, wide margins, and colorful pictures. The stories are simple
and childlike — streamlined in their modernity, yet historically and religiously
meaningful, (ages 7-10)
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a e r
, J
o s e p h
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The lore of the Old Testament. Boston, Little, Brown, 1951.
388 p.
A book of quality, substance and religious biblical stature. The purpose
has been “not to present a folklorated story of the Bible, but rather to present
a progression of concepts, as revealed in legend and precept, that have occupied
the mind of man since the beginning of time and that have never been dealt
with more nobly than in the Bible.” Splendid volume for young adults and
a genuine treasure find for all oldsters, (ages 15 and up)
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o l d in
, H
yman
E. A treasury of Jewish holidays. Illustrated by Resko. New
York, Twayne, 1952. 308 p.
A fine gift book that will answer many questions, containing useful items
of information. Of special interest is the Twenty Year Calendar of Jewish
Holidays and Memorial Services and the section on new celebrations —The
Rebirth of Israel, (ages 14-16)
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ou ld
, J
e a n
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Sidney Hillman. Boston, Houghton, 1952. 352
p .
A teen-age biography of Sidney Hillman, one of America’s greatest labor
leaders and organizers. The book is authentic, exciting and filled with human
interest, (ages 13-16)
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o f fm a n
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lor ia
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Home at last. New York, McKay, 1951.
The story of children in Israel today. A book of stream-lined modernity,
which tells the story of two small waifs, David and Dan, Youth Aliyah