Lexile measure HL720L; Ages 12 and up; Gr.7 and up.
Liberated from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945, sixteen-year-old Gerta tries to make a new life for herself, aided by Lev, a fellow survivor, and Michah, who helps Jews reach Palestine.
Lexile measure 620; Ages 6-8; Gr.2-4.
A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day. Andrea Davis Pinkney's lyrical narrative tells the inspiring story of a boy who pursued a dream, and who, in turn, inspired generations of other dreamers.
Adam and Thomas is the story of two 9-year-old Jewish boys who survive World War II by banding together in the forest. They must learn to survive - and they do. They forage and build a small tree house, although it's more like a bird's nest.
Lexile measure GN300L; Ages 8-12; Gr.3-6; Batchelder Honor book, 2014.
In this gentle, poetic young graphic novel, Dounia, a grandmother, tells her granddaughter the story even her son has never heard: how, as a young Jewish girl in Paris, she was hidden away from the Nazis by a series of neighbors and friends who risked their lives to keep her alive when her parents had been taken to concentration camps.
Lexile measure GN300L; Ages 8-10; Gr.4-7.
Mirka is back and she's still the only sword-brandishing, monster-fighting Orthodox Jewish girl in town ...but that's about to change! A misguided troll aims a meteor at the witch's house, the witch grabs hold of the closest thing possible to transform the flying, flaming rock, which would be Mirka's hair.
Sydney Taylor Book Awards 2009; Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies 2009; ages 7-11; book level 4.1, gr. 2-5.
The story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all.
Lexile measure 800; Book level 5; Ages 10-14; Gr.4-7; Guided reading T.
A little cat pinned with a star, a Nazi concentration camp and an opera production. This is the story of one girl's coming of age in Terezin.
Book level 4; Ages 8-11.
A soldier tells George Washington the miraculous story of how a ragtag army of Jewish soldiers defeated a much larger force of powerful Greeks, a tale that provides just the kind of inspiration the General needs.
Book level 6.4; Ages 8 and up
A treasure trove of forty-three religious, wisdom, riddle, and trickster Jewish folktales that have been told near the hearth, at the table, and in the synagogue for centuries. Sheldon Oberman, a master storyteller, retells the tales with simplicity and grace, making them perfect for performing and reading aloud.
Lexile measure 930; Book levle 5.5; Ages 11-15; gr.4-7.
To be more like her best friend, eleven-year-old Justine decides to give up Judaism to become Catholic, but after her beloved, religious grandmother dies, she realizes that she needs to seek her own way of being Jewish.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 660; Ages 7-12; Grade level 4.8
Describes some events in the life of Sholem Aleichem, the Yiddish author who wrote stories about Jewish life in nineteenth-century Russia.
Guided Reading Level X; National Jewish Book Award; ages 10-14
Hannah resents the traditions of her Jewish heritage until time travel places her in the middle of a small Jewish village in Nazi-occupied Poland.
Lexile measure 670; Book level 4.1; Ages 5-10, gr. 3-6.
Illustrated by Dom Lee This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Chiune Suguhara, the Japanese Schindler', who, with his family's encouragement, saved the lives of thousands of Polish Jews in World War II.
Lexile measure 850; Book level 5.2; Gr.3-5.
Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer introduces readers to the village of Chelm in this Newbery Honor Book. Chelm is a village of fools. The most famous fools--the oldest and the greatest--are the seven Elders. But there are lesser fools too: a silly irresponsible bridegroom; four sisters who mix up their feed in bed one night; a young man who imagines himself dead.