Jewish Values: Bat Mitzvah Club, The: Debbie's Story

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Place of Publication: 
New York
Publication Year: 
2001
Number of Pages: 
243 p.
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Twelve year old Debbie faces her Bat Mitzvah with trepidation until her parents enroll her in a preparatory class called the Bat Mitzvah Club. The weekly club sessions, taught by a talented teacher, engage Debbie and the other students and teach them to look forward to the responsibilities of the observant Jewish woman. Swimming competitions and a Holocaust mystery form part of the plot. Characterization is strong, especially of Debbie's family, who appear to have become recently observant. A firmly traditional view of the Bat Mitzvah is embedded in an earnest and absorbing narrative.
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ISBN: 
826600298
Book ID: 
215
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No