Jewish Values: Vive la Paris!

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Publication Year: 
1993
Number of Pages: 
209 p.
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A mix of lyrical prose and realistic "kid-speak" reveals the thoughts of a girl named Paris, as she ponders her family, getting along with others, and the girl who bullies her peace-loving brother. Given a yellow star by her Holocaust survivor piano teacher, Paris takes it to school and is assigned to learn about the Holocaust, temporarily losing her faith in humanity. Her struggle with the burden of knowledge and her steps toward re-embracing life are portrayed with sensitivity and even joy. Paris is black but despite the lack of a Jewish protagonist, this is a book that will give Jewish readers, indeed, readers of all faiths, something to think about.
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ISBN: 
0-7868-5124-4
Book ID: 
1059
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No