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  • The world needs beautiful thingsThe world needs beautiful things

    Berkowitz, Leah Rachel, 1981-, author.

    Despite his parents’ and friends’ objections, Bezalel collects beautiful things, such as shiny stones and colored string, while a slave in Egypt and during the Exodus, which pleases God.

  • FierceFierce : how competing for myself changed everything

    Raisman, Aly, 1994-, author.

    Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy & me" gymnastics class. No one could have predicted then that sixteen years later, she’d be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams. But it wasn’t an easy road to success. Aly faced obstacle after obstacle, including naysayers who claimed that she didn’t have the talent to compete at an elite level and classmates who shamed Aly for her athletic body. Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to believe in herself and prove her doubters wrong. In her own words, Aly shows what it takes to be a champion on and off the floor, and takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey before, during, and after her remarkable achievements in two Olympic Games -- through her highest highs, lowest lows, and all the moments in between. Aly’s story is enhanced with never-before-published photos, excerpts from the personal journals she’s kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates, and hard-won advice for readers striving to rise above challenges, learn to love themselves, and make their own dreams come true.

  • Who’s got the etrog?Who’s got the etrog?

    Kohuth, Jane, author.

    When Auntie Sanyu celebrates Sukkot at her home with family and animal friends who are Ugandan Jews--the Abayudaya--Warthog will not let go of the etrog. Includes glossary and facts about the Abayudaya.

  • Simchat Torah is coming!Simchat Torah is coming!

    Newman, Tracy, 1971-, author.

    "A family joyously celebrates Simchat Torah at synagogue"

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