FOREVER OUTSIDERS by Linda Jacobs Altman


Jews and History from Ancient Times to August 1935
Age Range: 12 - 15
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 An interesting foreword launches this first volume-- summarizing 4,000 years of Jewish history--in the Holocaust series. Altman introduces Judaism as the world's oldest surviving religion, presents Abraham as the first monotheist, questions Christian monotheism, and includes a brief summary of Jewish persecutions through the ages. Black-and-white reproductions, cartoons, and etchings often depict images of hate and intolerance; back matter includes chronologies to help readers gain a context for the material, and suggested readings for further study. That's fortunate, for the scope of the series, discussed in the preface, is broad; this first volume--an ambitious undertaking that falls prey to oversimplification--does not stand alone, but will require supplementary texts to give readers a real overview of history. (b&w photos, illustrations, maps, chronologies, glossary, notes, further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-15)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 1-56711-200-5
Page count: 80pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1997


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