When Mindy Saved Hanukkah

When Mindy Saved Hanukkah by Eric A. Kimmel; ill. by Barbara McClintock Scholastic Press, 1998 32 pages Courage is a difficult, even counterintuitive, quality to cultivate in our children. By definition, it requires direct exposure to danger or adversity--the very kinds of circumstances from which we try to protect our kids. And when dealing with … Continue reading When Mindy Saved Hanukkah

Thank You, Sarah

Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson; ill. by Matt Faulkner Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2002 40 pages If you attended primary school in the United States, you probably know something about the origins of Thanksgiving--where the holiday originated, and why.  What you may not know is that, for much … Continue reading Thank You, Sarah