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ceremony and to their guests, especially those who haven’t a clue about what is
going on and a must for all libraries.
G o l d i n , B a r b a r a D i a m o n d .
Night Lights,
illus. Louise August.
NY: Harcourt, 1995. unp. (6-10)
Daniel, sleeping in the Sukkah with his sister loses his fear o f the “scary
creatures o f the night,”when she shows him the stars, the “night lights”o f their
ancestors. The story of the holiday is explained during the festive meal in the
sukkah and in an author’s note at the end.
G r a y ,
B
ETTYANNE .
Manya '
s
Story: Faith and Survival in Revolutionary
Russia.
(Second edition) MN: Runestone, 1995. 109 p. ( llup )
Note:
photos added in this new edition.
A riveting saga of the author’s parents’ escape from the Ukraine during the
Russian Revolution when Ukrainian Jews were caught in the middle of the
struggle for power between the Bolshevik Red Army, the anti-Bolshevik White
Army, and the forces fighting for Ukrainian independence. Historical and per­
sonal accounts add to the power of the narrative. Added to this edition are fam­
ily photos, a prologue, and glossary.
G r e e n b e r g , M e l a n i e H o p e .
Blessings,
illus. Melanie Hope Green­
berg. Philadelphia: JPS, 1995. 32 p. (4-8)
Greenberg captures the essence of each ceremony in just a few simple
lines—each verse illustrated with a brighdy colored painting.
H a a s , G e r d a .
Tracking the Holocaust,
illus. photos, maps. Minneapolis,
MN: Lerner/Runestone Press, 1995. 176 p. (10-14)
A shorter version of the author’s earlier book:
These Do I Remember: Frag­
mentsfrom the Holocaust
(Cumberland, 1983). Essentially a history of the Holo­
caust and excerpts from eight personal narratives and essays by authors and
survivors illustrate each step in the history. Appendices, Sources, Index. An ex­
cellent resource.
* H a u s m a n , G e r a l d .
Night Flight.
NY: Philomel, 1995. 133 p. (10 -14 ) .
During the summer of 1957, 12-year-old Jeff, child of a mixed marriage,
whose father is a Hungarian survivor, must come to terms with his own Jewish
identity and the fact that his best friend Max, influenced by his father’s Nazi
ideology, is a cruel, manipulative boy and an antisemite who would blame ev­
erything bad on the small colony ofJewish survivors who live nearby. Excellent
characterizations and a victorious ending add to the book’s appeal.
H e s s e , K a r e n .
A Time of Angels.
NY: Hyperion/distr. by Little
Brown, 1995. 224 p. (10-14)
Hannah Gold brings the flu to a Vermont town upon collapsing on the train
at that stop.There, she is helped by a German man (whose name is Klaus [and
who resembles a Claus]) and whom the town distrusts because of his German
extraction. The angel is a mysterious being who appears to Hannah at times of