Jewish Values: Write On, Irving Berlin

Place of Publication: 
Ann Arbor, MI
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Number of Pages: 
32 p.
A feel-good biographical look at a great songwriter. Israel Baline arrived on Ellis Island as a small boy fleeing the violence of Russian pogroms. But in the freedom of New York s Lower East Side, he blossomed into Irving Berlin. From his first song (sold for 37 cents) to iconic hits like God Bless America and White Christmas, the irrepressible Berlin used his music to express his love for his adopted homeland. Readers will enjoy following the tale of a young person who uses his talent to reinvent himself. Warm and evocative watercolor illustrations create an appropriate atmosphere for this friendly giant of music. A 2019 Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Younger Readers.
1585363804, 978-1585363803
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