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Portraits of Jewish American Heroes

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
An absorbing, inspiring tour of the 350-year Jewish American adventure. ?From its beginnings, America, founded on religious freedom, has been a land of opportunity for Jews, socially, economically, and spiritually,? writes Rabbi Malka Drucker in introducing twenty compelling individuals who have enriched our country by their achievements. In areas including science, sports ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published August 14th 2008 by Dutton Juvenile
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Jul 28, 2010 S10_Helena rated it really liked it
Shelves: jewish
Genre: non-fiction
Format: picture book
Grade level: middle school

Malka Drucker’s Portraits of Jewish American Heroes is a picture book filled with biographies. Some people chronicled in the book include Levi Strauss, Albert Einstein, Harry Houdini, Steven Spielberg, Daniel Pearl, etc. The book details each of their personal accomplishments and how they enriched the lives of others. For example, Levi Strauss created the first pair of denim pants and without the unique mind of Albert Einstein we wo
Roxanne Hsu Feldman
This book has a lofty and worthy goal of documenting those whose deeds and minds contributed greatly to the modern America. The selection of personalities and the highlights of their life time and achievements are solid. Most of the text reads fine -- but I have found that some of them seem to just "end" abruptly without having a feeling of closure -- probably due to the need for brevity of each person: everyone receives about 2.5 pages of text, a portrait, and half a page of picture signifying ...more
Aug 23, 2010 Maelee rated it it was amazing
Beautifully illustrated and straight forward information. Fascinating life stories. Quite a variety.
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