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Book Review | Jean Laffite: The Pirate Who Saved America

Jean Laffite: The Pirate Who Saved America Written by Susan Goldman Rubin Illustrated by Jeff Himmelman Abrams, 2012 The good stuff Ahoy, matey – a Jewish pirate! Historical context – Rubin points out the motivation behind the piracy and privateering … Continue reading

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Book Review | When Jackie and Hank Met by Cathy Goldberg Fishman

When Jackie and Hank Met Written by Cathy Goldberg Fishman and illustrated by Mark Elliott Marshall Cavendish Children, 2012 The good stuff Ingenuity — The idea to write about the meeting of baseball greats Jackie Robinson and Hank Greenberg, who each … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | David Adler

Author David A. Adler has written more than 200 books. I first met David at the annual Jewish Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Conference and was impressed with his overall knowledge and skill. I had been reading his picture book … Continue reading

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