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MARCIA POSNER
Jewish Juvenile Books
1982-1983
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Gideon.
New York, Lippincott, 1982. 181 p. (10-14)
Sentiment and feelings are a luxury Gideon cannot afford if he is
to survive. Smuggler, schemer, and ghetto fighter, Gideon is all the
heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto rolled into one.
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The children we remember.
Rockville, MD, Kar-Ben
Copies, 1983. Unp. (6+)
Abells shows the effect of the Holocaust on children, and memori­
alizes their sweet lives in words, with pictures from Yad Vashem.
Each family and library should own a copy.
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A picture book ofHanukkah.
Illus. by Linda Heller. New
York, Holiday, 1982. 32 p. (4-8)
Earth-toned, stylized tableaus recreate the determined struggle of
the Maccabees against the Syrians, and thejoyful rededication of the
Temple.
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Apicture bookofPassover.
NewYork, Holiday, 1982. 32 p. (4-8)
Rhythmic prose and delicately stylized illustrations retell the story
of Passover. Includes current ways of celebrating Passover and ele­
ments of the seder.
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.All the colors of the race.
Illus. byJohn Steptoe. NewYork,
Lothrop, 1982. 56 p. (8-12)
A plea for religious/racial tolerance. A child of a black mother and
white Jewish father reflects on her heritage in poetry; enhanced by
Steptoe’s impressionistic paintings.
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Bible crafts.
Illus. by Joyce Becker. New York, Holiday,
1982. 120 p. (10+)
Seventy-five projects arranged around thirteen Bible stories help
make the Bible come alive. Clear instructions and diagrams. Inex­
pensive and recycled materials.
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I ’m growing.
Illus. by Janet
Compere. New York, Union of American Hebrew Congregations,
1982. Unp. (4-8)
About responsibility: Jewish and otherwise.
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