Family, Grandparents, Read Your World

The Bar Mitzvah Boys By Myron Uhlberg

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Back of Book:
Grandpa was never bar mitzvahed; it was wartime, and life was difficult. It’s been a regret his whole life. Many years later, it’s his grandson’s time to go through the Jewish ritual of coming of age. The father suggests that they be bar mitzvahed together. They study together, recite together, and celebrate together.
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Albert Whitman Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Myron Uhlberg weaved a stunning tale based on a true story about a grandfather and grandson who went through the bar mitzvah process together.  The text tells the story of the grandfather who was apart of the Holocaust and unable to properly become a man. When his grandson comes of age, the two of them go through the process together. The illustrations by  Carolyn Arcabascio have a dreamlike quality. They are breathtaking and draw readers into the story. This story is such a touching tribute to the importance of honoring tradition and culture.
Ages 6 and up
32 Pages

 

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