A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet
by Richard Michelson
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 the chicken soup, when I was sick she made, or chocolate coins on Chanukah we added to our coffers. But I say C should be for Chai "To Life" and all it offers. This joyful celebration of family and heritage includes the meaning behind celebrations such as the Festival of Lights, Passover, and Sukkot; important names and stories from the Old Testament; and how modern-day families continue to celebrate their heritage. Richard Michelson's children's books have received distinctive awards such as a New Yorker Best Book Award and a Jewish Book Council Book of the Month. His titles include Too Young for Yiddish; Across the Alley; and Tuttle's Red Barn (a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2007). He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Ron Mazellan's work has been featured in film and advertising, as well as books and magazines. His work for young readers includes The Harmonica (an IRA Children's Choice Award winner) and The Longest Season (a New York Times top ten bestseller). Ron teaches at Indiana Wesleyan University and lives in Marion, Indiana.
- Dewey: 296
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585363223): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2009, 08/10/2008
- PDF (9781627536356): 40 pages, © 2013, 09/20/2013
- Hosted ebook (9781627536462): 40 pages, © 2013, 09/20/2013
- Subject: Language Arts
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
- ATOS Reading Level: 6.6
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 127278
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Religion / Judaism (JNF049110)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet (JNF013010)
- Skipping Stones Honor Award/Multicultural & International Awareness Category, Winner, 2009
- Honor Book--Sydney Taylor Book Award/Young Readers Category, Winner, 2009
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Author: Richard Michelson
Richard Michelson is a prize-winning poet and children’s book author. His numerous books for children have received a New Yorker Best Book Award, a Children’s Book Committee Book of the Year and a Jewish Book Council Book of the Month. In addition to being an author, Mr. Michelson is a popular guest speaker. Within the past year he has lectured, and read from his works in India, Eastern Europe, and throughout the United States. Michelson has written for the New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, Nextbook and other publications. He is the Curator of Exhibitions at The National Yiddish Book Center and owns R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Illustrator: Ron Mazellan
Ron Mazellan’s work has been featured in film and advertising, as well as books and magazines. His work for young readers includes The Harmonica (an IRA Children’s Choice Award winner; new York State Reading Association’s Charlotte Award; National Jewish Book Award Finalist; Notable Children’s Book of Jewish Content: The Association of Jewish Libraries) and The Longest Season (a New York Times top ten best-seller). Ron teaches at Indiana Wesleyan University.