Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Jewish American Biographies

Hood, Susan, 1954- author.

"An inspirational nonfiction novel-in-verse about Zhanna Arshanskaya, a young Ukrainian Jewish... More

Samuel, Sigal, author.

Osnat Barzani or Asenath Barzani (1590-1670) the world's first female rabbi, was born almost f... More

Epstein, Nadine, author.

"A collection of biographies of Jewish female role models--selected in collaboration with Ruth... More

Davidson, Rose, 1989- author.

Learn about Ginsburg's childhood, early career, and appointment to the highest court in the la... More

Churnin, Nancy, author.

"Henrietta Szold took Queen Esther as a model and worked hard to save the Jewish people. In 19... More

Sís, Peter, 1949- author, illustrator.

"Caldecott Honoree and Sibert Medalist Peter Sís honors a man who saved hundreds of children ... More

Golabek, Mona, author.

"In pre-World War II Vienna, Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who dreamed of becoming a concert... More

Hoyt, Megan, author.

"Gino Bartali pedaled across Italy for years, winning one cycling race after another, includin... More

Berne, Emma Carlson, 1979- author.

"Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl who lived during World War II, when people like her were k... More

Lowell, Barbara, author.

"Miep Gies, who as a girl was a refugee during World War I, recognized that world had once aga... More

Rosen, Michael, 1946- author.

"'They were there at the beginning of the war, but they were gone by the end. I suppose t... More

Kawa, Katie, author.

"Wonder Woman was a groundbreaking superhero film that inspired women around the world, and it... More

Macy, Sue, author.

Over the last forty years, Aaron Lansky has jumped into dumpsters, rummaged around musty basements,... More

Shepherd, Jodie, author.

Describes the life and career of the children's author and illustrator, including his childhoo... More

Spinner, Stephanie, author.

"While other kids played sports, Steven Spielberg was writing scripts and figuring out camera ... More

Slade, Suzanne, author.

"With rhythmic swirls of words and pictures, Suzanne Slade and Stacy Innerst beautifully revea... More

Newman, Tracy, 1971- author.

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Marshall, Linda Elovitz, author.

"This biography sheds light on Dr. Salk's groundbreaking journey and the importance of va... More

Shackleton, Kath, editor.

"In a time when people were ruthlessly persecuted and killed, some were able to make it throug... More

Levy, Debbie, author.

Just as her ancestors were forced to leave Spain during the Inquisition, Flory flees Europe for a n... More

Alexander, Lori, author.

"Telling the inspiring human story behind the creation of the Paralympics, this chapter book b... More

Gottesfeld, Jeff, author.

"Her parents moved her from Austria to Tokyo, Japan before she started school. They were all r... More

Finder, Rena, 1929- author.

"The astonishing true story of a girl who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler, of... More

Jones, Carrie, 1971- author.

"Biography of Major League Baseball catcher and coach who was a spy for the Office of Strategi... More

Roy, Jennifer, author.

"Tells Irena Sendler's story of saving 2,500 children during the Holocaust"-- ... More

Finkelstein, Norman H., author.

Tells the story of how wealthy businessman Julius Rosenwald came to financially support the buildin... More

Sommer, Shelley.

"Born to Romanian Jewish immigrants in 1911, Hammerin' Hank Greenberg succeeded in '... More

Rubinstein, Robert E.

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Glaser, Linda.

The story of Emma Lazarus, who, despite her life of privilege, became a tireless advocate for the i... More

Bogacki, Tomasz.

In 1912, a well-known doctor and writer named Janusz Korczak designed an extraordinary orphanage fo... More