Jewish Values: Stone Lamp, The

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Publication Year: 
2003
Number of Pages: 
36 p.
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Eight powerful poems in free verse, arranged chronologically and told in the voices of Jewish children who lived during periods of crisis in Jewish history. Each poem is matched by a succinct statement about the historical event and dramatic illustrations. The massacre of the Jews of York, the burning of Jewish books in Paris, the Inquisition, the Holocaust, and the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin are among the subjects of the poems, which the author says she chose because they show that the light of the Jewish people may flicker but never goes out. An important book because there is very little Jewish poetry for children and for the serious statement it makes so convincingly.
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ISBN: 
786806192
Book ID: 
492
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No