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mandarchy
The Four Questions | Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Ori Sherman
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I am learning a lot about Passover from picture books. I'm fascinated by the tradition of tasting memories to commemorate a shared experience that happened thousands of years ago. A connection to pre-history maintained on a global scale through unmentionable persecution and diaspora.

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mandarchy
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Pickpick

My library needs more diverse picture books. This is a fun and beautiful sharing of a Passover when a stray kitty finds a home. The book includes information about Passover for people unfamiliar with the traditions. #everybodybooks #weneeddiversebooks

Kenyazero This sounds like a good read! 2w
mandarchy @Kenyazero it is. The kitty is too cute for words. Much of the story is implied so lots of room for kids to make inferences. But it has that good feeling family time feel 2w
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BookDadGirlDad
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Who doesn't love #bookmail? Now, where on the TBR does it go? I tend to put new books on top. Seems I shelve books and look at them 2,3, or 6 months later thinking, "Oh, why haven't I read that yet?" Then it hits me: I like the shiny new object.????

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AbigailAdams26
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This picture-book tells the story of a terrible drought year, when the potato crop was decimated, and a small Jewish shtetl was running out of food, right around Hanukkah time. Tante Golda, known for her delicious latkes, is generous to a wandering beggar, despite her own poverty, and is rewarded in turn. I enjoyed the expressive artwork here and appreciated the story of the latke miracle, which parallels the miracle of the Hanukkah story itself.

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AbigailAdams26
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Author/illustrator Marilyn Hirsh takes the folkloric story of the wanderer who creates a delicious dish from seemingly nothing - tale type 1548 in the Aarne–Thompson–Uther folktale classification system, it is most commonly known through such tales as Stone Soup - and gives it an Eastern European Jewish shtetl setting in this picture-book for Hanukkah. I enjoyed both the narrative and the vintage artwork here.

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janeycanuck
Color Me In | Natasha Diaz
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Pickpick

The book I needed at 14, not 40.

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JoyBlue
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Day 26: Family Time

Our Chanumas dinner was, of course, built around the latkes. Everything was delicious!

#WinterGames2021 #FestivePhotoChallenge #TeamGameSleighers

@StayCurious

AkashaVampie Love the plates. 1mo
JoyBlue @AkashaVampie Awwww—thanks. The zebra plate is one of a kind. I painted it years ago, when the boys were little and we regularly painted pottery as a family. DH was using one of his painted plates, too. Usually we don't get down to these plates in the stack anymore, but feeding extra people last week meant we were short on our everyday plates (the ones across the table, which are from IKEA). 💙 😉 1mo
AkashaVampie @JoyBlue wow... u did an awesome job on that plate!!! 1mo
JoyBlue @AkashaVampie You're so sweet! 1mo
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Cinfhen
The Far Euphrates | Aryeh Lev Stollman
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Mary, the 83 year old woman whom I volunteered with at the bookshop this morning insisted I MUST read this book. I literally have NO IDEA what it‘s about and now I own it. Will use it for #pop22 #ABookYouKnowNothingAbout 😉

BarbaraBB Intriguing! 1mo
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JenniferEgnor
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Look at this little thing, isn‘t it cute? I first saw this book at Barnes & Noble and fell in love with the art. I enjoy the old Jewish tales. This one is about a man who has quite the time when all he wants to do is just celebrate Hanukkah in peace! Next time you light a menorah, you‘ll certainly think of him.

Happy Holidays and Merry Everything! 🎄🍄🕯✡️🕎

Nute A peaceful celebration of the holiday seasons sounds wonderful. A belated Happy Hanukkah, Jennifer!🕎🕯🤍 1mo
JenniferEgnor @Nute I wish you all the joys the season brings! 1mo
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JoyBlue
Dreidelcat | Evelyn Loeb
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Day 21: Holiday Crafts

Now that we share holidays w/our DIL's family, we tend to get Thanksgiving, but defer Xmas to her family. This year that means that we're celebrating Chanumas (Chanukah + Christmas) on 12/23.

I hope to knit up these cute/tiny dreidels to tuck into stockings. We'll see if there's time after baking and cleaning. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

#WinterGames2021 #FestivePhotoChallenge #TeamGameSleighers

@StayCurious

Texreader Awww how cute! Good luck! 1mo
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