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Portraits of Jewish American Heroes

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Portraits of Jewish American Heroes

By Malka Drucker; Elizabeth Rosen (Illustrator)

Dutton Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780525477716, 96pp.

Publication Date: August 14, 2008

Description

An absorbing, inspiring tour of the 350-year Jewish American adventure.

?From its beginnings, America, founded on religious freedom, has been a land of opportunity for Jews, socially, economically, and spiritually,? writes Rabbi Malka Drucker in introducing twenty compelling individuals who have enriched our country by their achievements. In areas including science, sports, filmmaking, and civil rights, we meet male and female heroes who set an example, made a positive difference, and took a risk to do it. This beautifully produced volume spans three centuries of history, beginning with Haym Solomon and ending with Daniel Pearl. Each individual?s likeness, spirit, and contribution are captured in a distinctive and striking color portrait created with a variety of different media.



About the Author
Malka Drucker is a rabbi and the author of many award-winning books for children and adults. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Elizabeth Rosen is an artist and illustrator who divides her time between Manhattan and Woodstock, New York.