THE CAPTURE OF BLACK BART: GENTLEMAN BANDIT OF THE OLD WEST

Chicago Review Press, 2018    ISBN: 978-1-61373-995-2       $17.99

Black Bart was not the Old West' only stagecoach robber, but he was the most famous. To many people, he was a folk hero: a robber who didn't threaten or harm passengers. In robbing at least 28 Wells Fargo stagecoaches between 1875 and 1883, he never fired a shor or injured anyong. His gun, it turned out, was never loaded. Each new robbery made Wells Fargo's chief detective, Jim Hume even more determined to track him down.

"The Capture of Black Bart is a rollicking tale of the Old West, chock full of extraordinary characters and fascinating facts. And it's all true! I gobbled it up." Karen Cushman, author of Catherine, Called Birdy

Kirkus Reviews called it "An engaging review of an uncommon outlaw." Booklist called it "remarkable..."

UNION MADE: LABOR LEADER SAMUEL GOMPERS AND HIS FIGHT FOR WORKERS' RIGHTS

Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills & Kane, 2019  ISBN: 978-1-62979-638-3    $17.95

A choice of the Junior Literary Guild

Samuel Gompers never planned on becoming a hero. But when he constantly encountered injustice in the workplace, he turned into one. This story explores the gumption and charisma of the labor leader who founded the American Federation of Labor and became the workers' champion.

 
 
SCHOOLS OF HOPE: HOW JULIUS ROSENWALD HELPED CHANGE AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATION

Calkins Creek/Highlights, 2014      ISBN: 978-1-59078-841-7     $16.95

IWhen Booker T. Washington, the famed African American educator, asked Julius Rosenwald, the wealthy president of Sears, Roebuck and Company and noted philanthropist, to help him build well-designed and fully equipped schools for black children, the face of education in the South changed for the better. It was the early 1900s, a time of discrimination, racial segregation, and inadequate education for African Americans. Rosenwald created a special fund that in just twenty years built more than 5,300 schools attended by over half a million black students.

 

School Library Journal calls Schools of Hope a "fascinating look at how one man's vision changed the lives of more than 600,000 people through increased educational opportunities. The book is superbly illustrated with numerous black -and-white, excellently captioned photos."

 

The Horn Book says "Clear writing, abundant archival photographs, and an engaging presentation of history make this a work of hope and inspiration."

 

California Reading Association's 2014 Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Honor Book Award.

 

Association of Jewish Librarians Notable Book of the Year, 2015.

 

2015 CCBC Notable Book of the Year

 

2015 Best Children's Books of the Year, Starred title. Children's Book Committee.

 

JEWISH COMEDY STARS

Kar Ben/Lerner, 2010

 

THREE ACROSS: THE GREAT TRANSATLANTIC AIR RACE OF 1927

Calkins Creek/Highlights, 2008

 

PLASTICS

Benchmark/Marshall Cavendish, 2007

 

JPS GUIDE TO AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY

Jewish Publication Society, 2007

ARIEL SHARON

A&E Biography/Lerner , 2007

THE WAY THINGS NEVER WERE: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE "GOOD OLD DAYS"

 

iUniverse.com 2005, paperback

Originally published by Simon & Schuster

 

New York Times Book Review

Society of School Librarians International Honor Book, 1999.

2000 NCCS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book.

Kentucky Bluegrass Award

 

 

 

HEEDING THE CALL: JEWISH VOICES IN AMERICA'S CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE

Jewish Publication Society, 1997

 

Winner, National Jewish Book Award

 

Jewish Children's Books Too Good to Miss, AJL, 1997

 

WITH HEROIC TRUTH: THE LIFE OF EDWARD R. MURROW

iUniverse (paperback)

Originally published by Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

 

Winner, Golden Kite Honor Book Award for Nonfiction

 

New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing.

New York Public Library's Books for the Teenage.

1998 NCCS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book.

Society of School Librarians International Honor Book, 1997.

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CAPTAIN OF INNOCENCE: FRANCE AND THE DREYFUS AFFAIR

iUniverse (paperback)

Originally published by Putnam

 

New York Public Library's Books for the Teenage, 1991

1991 NCCS/CBC Notable Trade Book

SOUNDS IN THE AIR: THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO

iUniverse (paperback)

Originally published by Scribners

 

*Starred Review, Booklist

THIRTEEN DAYS/NINETY MILES: THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS

iUniverse (paperback)

Originally published by Simon & Schuster

 

*Starred Review, Booklist

THE OTHER 1492: JEWISH SETTLEMENT IN THE NEW WORLD

iUniverse (paperback)

Originally published in hardcover by Simon & Schuster and in paper by William Morrow

 

New York Times Book Review

*Starred Review, Booklist

Editor's Choice, Booklist.

American Bookseller Pick of the Year, 1990.

NCCS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book.

Jewish Children's Books Too Good to Miss, AJL

 

 

THEODOR HERZL: ARCHITECT OF A NATION

iUniverse (paperback)

Originally published by Franklin Watts with a revised edition published by Lerner

 

Children's Book of the Year, Child Study Committee.

Selection of the Jewish Book Club.

Notable Book, Jewish Book Annual.

REMEMBER NOT TO FORGET: A MEMORY OF THE HOLOCAUST

Jewish Publication Society (paperback)

Originally published in hardcover by Franklin Watts and in paper by William Morrow

 

Holzman Award.

Children's Book of the Year, Child Study Committee

FRIENDS INDEED: THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL

Millbrook/Lerner (Currently out of print)

FORGED IN FREEDOM: SHAPING THE JEWISH AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Jewish Publication Society

 

Winner, National Jewish Book Award

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