Posts Tagged ‘ children’s books ’

Good News: All-of-a-Kind Family is Back!

June 30, 2014
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Good News: All-of-a-Kind Family is Back!

All-of-a-Kind Family, the mid-century classic Sydney Taylor children’s series of Lower East Side literature, is back! And not in an “Oh how awful, they tarted up 80′s kid favorite Strawberry Shortcake” kind of way. Lizzie Skurnick has gone from reminiscing fondly about the books for Jezebel to re-releasing the novels—about…

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Yiddish Theater for the Kindergarten Set

November 28, 2013
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A late-in-life career change isn’t so unusual. A mathematician who devotes his life to klezmer music. A…

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Bambi…and the Holocaust

June 24, 2013
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The death of Bambi’s mother is many children’s first encounter with death. But the history of…

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Simms Taback and the Freylikhe Meal

May 14, 2013
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As an international bastion of treyf, McDonald’s doesn’t…

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Bumble-Ardy

March 21, 2012
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The children’s author Maurice Sendak recently released Bumble-Ardy, the first book…

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What Freedom Looks Like

March 13, 2012
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The Katz Family Haggadah, at first glance, is deceptively…

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Curious George and the Nazis

December 27, 2011
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When the Nazi party was gaining popularity in Germany, Hans…

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