I loved the All Of A Kind Family books. I am thisclose to buying the whole set, just for the pleasure of owning them. (C'mon, you know what I mean - that some books not only have to be read, but have to be owned.)
If you read these books, you have to check out this article about them: Family Affair
How a faraway girlhood became part of my own by Melanie Rehak. It's at Nextbook, "a gateway to Jewish literature, culture and ideas." Like Rehak, these books taught me about Jewish holidays and culture. But they also gave me a glimpse into life in turn of the century New York City, a time and way of life that is long gone. I've always been partial to any book set in the early part of the 20th century, in part because my grandmother was raised in NYC during that time and I see it as a peek into the world she knew.
Additional information on the All of A Kind Books and their author, Sydney Taylor, can be found at the Sydney Taylor Book Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries.
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