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About the B'nai Bagels by E.L. Konigsburg
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Feb 05, 15

bookshelves: 7th-grade-ir-book-rick, juniorhigh
Read in May, 2009

This book is a book where Mark or Moshe as his mother calls him plays through a little league sason of baseball with the problems a regular kid has. Having to win back a friend, trying to get better, and he has to do his bar mitzah. Then it gets more serious as his mother is the manager of his team and so is his brother as a coach. Now Mark has more complex problems like having to deal with a rasict kid calling him a "Jew"

I can connect to the world how people are all racist whether they want to admit it or not. Kids seperate themselves in groups and dislike a certain race or religon. So when a kid called Mark a "Jew", Mark was very upset because he deeply believes in the religon and is a part of his life. How is mother talks about god and it's used as a refrance in Mark's life.

I gave this book a five out of five becuase it shows how kids have problems that are like everyone else. Having to win friends is a thing that kids all over the world has problems to do with and self dignity about not embrassing themselves. There was also a problem with the "Jew" Problem which was very serious and having to do with wanting to tell on him which the kids think is "childish" or to leave it alone acting tough.
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