The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries since 1968, the award encourages the publication and widespread use of quality Judaic literature.
A moving graphic memoir of a young woman trying to find herself after her mother dies from cancer. Both heartbreaking and hopeful, this is a love letter to the author's mother, and a reminder that when you feel alone in loss, someone in the world understands you.
Recounted in the form of a diary, lively and intelligent Joan escapes an abusive family and a life of drudgery on the farm for hard work and opportunity in the city. While working as a hired girl in a well-to-do Jewish household, she learns about faith, family, love, and life, all the while holding out hope for a proper education.
Recounts how, sixteen years after the end of World War II, a team of undercover Israeli agents captured the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in a remote area of Argentina and brought him to trial in Israel for crimes committed during the Holocaust. Based on the adult bestseller Hunting Eichman by Neal Bascomb.