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Awards & Recognition
AJL HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS FALL 2021
Bubbe and Bart's
Matzoh Ball Mayhem
In this energetically illustrated celebration of Shabbat, besneakered Bubbe and her expressive pooch, Bart, round up rogue matzoh balls magically careening around the room. Their preparatory frenzy settles into a calm family holiday, perfect for highlighting both the bustle and the quiet joy of Shabbat.
I Am Hava: A Song's Story
of Love, Hope & Joy
Benjamin’s lovingly rendered illustrations move and dance across the pages with the music. The essential Jewishness of the song and its amazing longevity and universal appeal across nations and cultures resonate throughout the tale. Come and rejoice and sing out the heartfelt words to this anthem of hope.
FOREWORD INDIES BRONZE MEDAL WINNER
Such A Library! A Yiddish Folktale Re-Imagined
Children will laugh out loud at the story’s escalating antics, while those familiar with the original will appreciate the faithful interpretation and retention of Jewish customs, not to mention the charm of the illustrations.
BEST JEWISH CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF 2020
Passover in Outer Space
Weird as heck and I am here for it. When a traditional Passover is off the table for Asteroid’s astronaut family, she gets them to make do in an out-this-world way. (Maybe next year, Asteroid and the rest of us will get to have a normal Seder on Earth! Who knows!)
Header image by Deborah Melmon
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