Jewish Values: Dreaming in Black and White

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Publication Year: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
112 p.
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A disabled German boy ponders his place in his family and the world by imagining himself into the Nazi era, when his status as an undesirable would have doomed him. A somber story, there are frequent shifts between the past and the present. This serves as the key to the story, as readers are led to examine their own prejudices against imperfection. The narrator thinks: "Back then I would have been killed. These days I ought not to exist at all, because of genetic testing." The Jewish content is minimal but the book would be excellent for discussions about prejudice, including anti-Semitism. Translated from the German by Anthea Bell.
ISBN: 
803728115
Book ID: 
529
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No