Search Results: "Avraham Burg"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A sharp, appropriately tendentious lecture with much wisdom, a bestseller in Israel and worthy of global consideration."
An activist Israeli politician challenges his native country to be more than just the progeny of the Shoah and to chart a renewed course as a light unto the nations—to be an Israel in which Hitler's ghost is finally exorcised. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 28, 1992

"This piece could have been one of Reb Nachman's Hasidic tales, so deft and surprising is it—and it gives a strong flavor of the timelessness and security of the shtetl life now forever gone except in its faithful representations."
The White Russian-born Reisen (1876-1953), who spent the last 40 or so years of his life in N.Y.C., was a standby of the American Yiddish papers for his sketches of shtetl life. Read full book review >

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LAUGH WITH THE MOON by Shana Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Ultimately, Burg's lyrical prose will make readers think about the common ground among peoples, despite inevitable disparities. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Melding the colors of heartache and loss with painterly strokes, Burg creates a vivid work of art about a girl grieving for her recently deceased mother against a Third World backdrop. Read full book review >

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A THOUSAND NEVER EVERS by Shana Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2008

"Addie Ann's story will help young readers realize that 'You're never too young to speak up for justice and lead by your own example.' (author's note, afterword, chronology) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Until now—1963—in Kuckachoo, Miss., Addie Ann Pickett never thought much about how unfair things are. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE THE LINES by Brad Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

Children trying to navigate these cheery concrete poems would be well-advised to follow the rhymes, because the words might read back and forth to evoke a game of "Catch"; up from the bottom, down from the top, or both ("Slide"); in spirals, swoops, or even from the center out ("Tic-Tac-Toe [A Battle Plan]"). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TALE OF TWO AVRAHAMS by Avraham Avi-hai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2013

"A thoughtful, provocative novel that artfully examines political obstacles to Jewish spirituality."
A fictional investigation of Jewish identity that tracks the parallel efforts of two men to live as Jews in an inhospitable world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNBOUND by Ann E.  Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Beautifully done. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
The author of Serafina's Promise (2013) returns with another lyrical novel in verse. Read full book review >

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SERAFINA'S PROMISE by Ann E.  Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Lilting, lyrical and full of hope. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Eleven-year-old Serafina has a dream: to go to school and become a doctor. Yet her life outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is filled with urgent chores and responsibilities. Read full book review >