Rooftop Secrets and Other Stories of Anti-Semitism

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Eight stories spanning over five hundred years of Jewish history from the point of view of a Jewish child confronting anti-Semetic or racial prejudice in settings as varied Inquisitional Spain, Colonial America, Nazi Germany, pre-state Isreal, and the Soviet Union.

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Grade 6 Up Each of these eight short stories describes a Jewish child's bout with anti-Semitism, from the Spanish Inquisition to modern times. Each story includes a brief introduction that places it in the proper historical perspective, and is followed by a commentary by Albert Vorspan, a writer on social justice. Some of the stories do not stand on their own as literature but serve only as case studies. A notable exception is the very moving tale of one boy's questioning of faith during the Holocaust and his ultimate heroic decision. Throughout the book, historic information is deftly interwoven. For most effective use, this book will require a skilled teacher or discussion leader to extend the text. Some of the stories, especially "Spraypaint Justice," set in contemporary America, contain stereotypes that are cleared up in the commentary, but could be damaging if the commentary is not read. This book does promote pride in Jewish values and endurance. Micki S. Nevett, Temple Beth Emeth Library, Albany, N.Y.
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