Jewish Values: Memories of Babi

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Publication Year: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
128pages
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Piri, a city girl, spends vacations with her grandmother, Babi, who lives on a farm near a little Ukrainian village with few Jews and mostly Christians. Piri not only learns how to gather wild mushrooms before dawn, but also the importance of honest hard work, caring for the less fortunate, and about having the courage to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. The nine stories are charming, wise and often witty. The one called "Yahrzeit" leads us into the final tragic sentence: “For Babi, my greatest hope is that her unquestioning faith in God sustained her through her own terrible last hour, when she was taken away from the home and land she loved so much by the Nazis. . . . “
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ISBN: 
978-0-374-39978-8
Book ID: 
1279
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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