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MARCIA POSNER
Jewish Juvenile Books
1983-1984
A
d l e r
, D
a v id
.
Our Golda: the story of Golda Meir.
Illus. by Donna Ruff.
New York, Viking, 1984. 64 p. (8-12)
Describes early influences on young Golda which led her to de­
vote her life to Zionism and make many personal sacrifices to fur­
ther its cause.
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Picture book of Israel.
Illus. with photos. New York, Holiday,
1984. 40 p. (6-10)
Black and white photographs introduce the geography, history,
complexities and meaning of Israel to its varied inhabitants— Jews,
Moslems, and Christians.
B
e a t t y
, P
a t r i c ia
. Melinda takes a hand.
New York, Morrow, 1983. 196 p.
(10-14)
Spunky Melinda wants to help everyone, including the father of
her newly found Jewish friend. She tries to attract more Jews to
town so that he will have a minyan for services. Offers insight into
the problems of maintaining a Jewish life on the Western frontier.
B
e h r e n s
, J
u n e
.
Hanukkah: festivals and holidays.
(Other Lands, Other
People) Illus. with photos. New York, Children’s Press, 1983. 31 p.
(
6
-
10
)
A rather dry treatment of the celebration of Hanukkah which in­
tegrates the history of the holiday with its contemporary observance
in a Jewish home, as described by a young girl.
B
e r g e r
, G
i l d a
.
Religion; a reference first book.
New York, Watts, 1983. 96
p. (9-12)
A simple dictionary arranged by religion which describes the
values, literature, and personalities of the world’s major religions
and sects. Judaism merits thirty-three entries.
B
e r g m a n
, D
e n i s e
and
L
o r n a
W
i l l ia m s
.
Through the year in Israel.
(Through the year series). Illus. by photos. England, distrib. by Da­
vid & Charles, 1983. 71 p. (12 up)
Traces events month by month while including details o f the
country’s history and social customs. Includes maps, charts, miscel­
laneous information, rituals, biography, etc.
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