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Top Ten Classic Jewish Books for Kids

Castle On Hester Street By Linda Heller

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Though the setting for this title–New York’s Lower East Side–is about as traditional as it could be, and though the book was originally published nearly three decades ago, this recently published version with magical new art feels timeless. Because in essence, this is a story about the power of the imagination to transform memory. A grandfather tells a little girl gilded tall tales about his childhood as a Russian immigrant, and her grandmother revises each story to more clearly depict the struggles of a new American. But in the end, the girl gets the benefit of both versions.

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Laurel SnyderLaurel Snyder is most recently the author of Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher (a picture book) and Penny Dreadful (a middle grade novel). She lives in Atlanta and online at

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