Jewish Values: Penina's Doll Factory

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Publication Year: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
160 p.
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Penina Mendes first appeared in Penina’s Plan. She is a 10-year-old Sephardic girl in mid-19th century London, a member of a wealthy family with a strong tradition of tzedakah, especially for the newly-arrived poor Eastern European Jewish immigrant community. Penina learns and shares the valuable message from Pirkei Avot, “No one person can do everything, but we always have to try.” In the rather slow-moving story, Penina and her sister Shoshanna, 12, hatch a plan to sell dolls made by the mother of her immigrant friend and other women like her who cannot keep jobs because they won't work on Shabbat. Of course, despite setbacks, the plan succeeds brilliantly.
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ISBN: 
978-1-60763-015-9
Book ID: 
1448
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No