Nelly Freiburg left Germany in 1938. At her son’s insistence, she returns to visit in 1972—just as the Munich Olympics are taking place.
In a recent article in School Library Journal, news editor Kara Yorio observes that for a long time, “[children’s] books about Jewish people or by Jewish authors fit into two categories: the Holocaust and holidays,” while Jewish secondary characters often seemed stereotyped.
Jewish American Heritage Month is an ideal time to introduce young readers to notable Jewish figures in American history, and a number of recently released books can help.
As the author of five highly regarded novels, ranging from the award-winning In the Image (2002) to the memorably time-shifting Eternal Life (2018), Dara Horn is recognized as an accomplished fiction writer and as a storyteller who draws inspiration from centuries of Jewish history.