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"A" is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Alphabets: Cultures)

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From Abraham to Zaydee, and from ancient times to modern day, A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet encompasses the history of Jewish traditions and customs and how they are practiced today. Following the alphabet, a poem identifies the letter topic while sidebar text provides background information. C could be the challah that my bubbe used to braid, or C could be th ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 10th 2008 by Sleeping Bear Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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Eve
Jun 21, 2014 Eve added it
In this upbeat, joyous book, Michaelson writes a poem for each letter of the alphabet and how it relates to a Jewish tradition. This book touches on both Jewish history and also how Judaism is practiced today. It describes the major Jewish holidays and historical/religious figures. It explores the meaning behind Jewish celebrations, and alludes to Old Testament stories. While the poem continues throughout the story, each page also contains a side bar with factual historical information to enhanc ...more
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Apr 02, 2014 Awjtf rated it it was amazing
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loved it!
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Sep 26, 2011 Taylor Beadle rated it really liked it
This book, along wiht A is for Asia, H is for Hoosier, B is for Buckeye, and I is for invention, are all good books to introduce an alphabet book project. These books are full of good ideas and a rubric would be much better understood if an example such as this was read as a read aloud. These books can get long so maybe a couple of letters at a time would be a good decision depending on the class behavior.
Aimee
Nov 18, 2011 Aimee rated it it was amazing
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This book celebrates growing up Jewish in America and is perfect for Jewish families, or anyone who wants to learn more. Beautiful poetry combined with informative expository text, illuminated by thoughtful, realistic paintings.
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