Lists and Suggestions for Kids
List: Jewish American Biographies
Zishe the strongman
Hood, Susan, 1954- author.
"An inspirational nonfiction novel-in-verse about Zhanna Arshanskaya, a young Ukrainian Jewish... More
The story of Anne Frank : a biography book for new readers
Samuel, Sigal, author.
Osnat Barzani or Asenath Barzani (1590-1670) the world's first female rabbi, was born almost f... More
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Epstein, Nadine, author.
"A collection of biographies of Jewish female role models--selected in collaboration with Ruth... More
No steps behind : Beate Sirota Gordon's battle for women's rights in Japan
Davidson, Rose, 1989- author.
Learn about Ginsburg's childhood, early career, and appointment to the highest court in the la... More
The key from Spain : Flory Jagoda and her music
Churnin, Nancy, author.
"Henrietta Szold took Queen Esther as a model and worked hard to save the Jewish people. In 19... More
The champion of children : the story of Janusz Korczak
Sís, Peter, 1949- author, illustrator.
"Caldecott Honoree and Sibert Medalist Peter Sís honors a man who saved hundreds of children ... More
The book rescuer : how a mensch from Massachusetts saved Yiddish literature for generations to come
Golabek, Mona, author.
"In pre-World War II Vienna, Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who dreamed of becoming a concert... More
The polio pioneer : Dr. Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine
Hoyt, Megan, author.
"Gino Bartali pedaled across Italy for years, winning one cycling race after another, includin... More
Maurice Sendak : king of the wild things
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
A queen to the rescue : the story of Henrietta Szold, founder of Hadassah
Lowell, Barbara, author.
"Miep Gies, who as a girl was a refugee during World War I, recognized that world had once aga... More
Osnat and her dove : the true story of the world's first female rabbi
Rosen, Michael, 1946- author.
"'They were there at the beginning of the war, but they were gone by the end. I suppose t... More
Schools of hope : how Julius Rosenwald helped change African American education
Kawa, Katie, author.
"Wonder Woman was a groundbreaking superhero film that inspired women around the world, and it... More
The music in George's head : George Gershwin creates Rhapsody in blue
Macy, Sue, author.
Over the last forty years, Aaron Lansky has jumped into dumpsters, rummaged around musty basements,... More
Alias Anna : a true story of outwitting the Nazis, Zhanna Arshanskaya: a biography in verse
Shepherd, Jodie, author.
Describes the life and career of the children's author and illustrator, including his childhoo... More
Itzhak : a boy who loved the violin
Spinner, Stephanie, author.
"While other kids played sports, Steven Spielberg was writing scripts and figuring out camera ... More
Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman
Slade, Suzanne, author.
"With rhythmic swirls of words and pictures, Suzanne Slade and Stacy Innerst beautifully revea... More
Who is Steven Spielberg?
Newman, Tracy, 1971- author.
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A sporting chance : how Ludwig Guttmann created the Paralympic Games
Marshall, Linda Elovitz, author.
"This biography sheds light on Dr. Salk's groundbreaking journey and the importance of va... More
Hammerin' Hank Greenberg : baseball pioneer
Shackleton, Kath, editor.
"In a time when people were ruthlessly persecuted and killed, some were able to make it throug... More
Bartali's bicycle : the true story of Gino Bartali, Italy's secret hero
Levy, Debbie, author.
Just as her ancestors were forced to leave Spain during the Inquisition, Flory flees Europe for a n... More
RBG's brave & brilliant women : 33 Jewish women to inspire everyone
Alexander, Lori, author.
"Telling the inspiring human story behind the creation of the Paralympics, this chapter book b... More
Hold on to your music : the inspiring true story of the children of Willesden Lane
Gottesfeld, Jeff, author.
"Her parents moved her from Austria to Tokyo, Japan before she started school. They were all r... More
Maurice and his dictionary : a true story
Finder, Rena, 1929- author.
"The astonishing true story of a girl who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler, of... More
Behind the bookcase : Miep Geis, Anne Frank, and the hiding place
Jones, Carrie, 1971- author.
"Biography of Major League Baseball catcher and coach who was a spy for the Office of Strategi... More
The missing : the true story of my family in World War II
Roy, Jennifer, author.
"Tells Irena Sendler's story of saving 2,500 children during the Holocaust"-- ... More
Nicky & Vera : a quiet hero of the Holocaust and the children he rescued
Finkelstein, Norman H., author.
Tells the story of how wealthy businessman Julius Rosenwald came to financially support the buildin... More
Survivors of the holocaust : true stories of six extraordinary children
"Born to Romanian Jewish immigrants in 1911, Hammerin' Hank Greenberg succeeded in '... More
My survival : a girl on Schindler's list : a memoir
Rubinstein, Robert E.
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Jars of hope : how one woman helped save 2,500 children during the Holocaust
The story of Emma Lazarus, who, despite her life of privilege, became a tireless advocate for the i... More
Emma's poem : the voice of the Statue of Liberty
In 1912, a well-known doctor and writer named Janusz Korczak designed an extraordinary orphanage fo... More