NEW BOOKS for 2011!
Exploring the historical treatment of the subject and literary devices authors use to effectively
convey difficult truths, Eve Tal examines the ways in which the Holocaust is portrayed in selected English-Language and Hebrew
fiction for young readers.
"This book provides an articulate, accessible and useful overview of the issues, plus interesting updates on recently
published fiction. Tal’s focus on the heart of darkness – the ghettos and camps – draws attention to some
of the most pressing challenges of children’s literature: how to represent suffering and death in texts for young readers.
Of particular interest is the comparison of English-language and Hebrew-language books. This is a topic that has been
missing from discussions of children’s literature and the Holocaust. Tal indicates how representations of the Holocaust
in fiction and memoir have been culture specific; while American writers more often emphasize hope, Israeli stories have emphasized
Professor Naomi Sokoloff
Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
University of Washington
Tuskaloosa Tales is a charming and informative collection for children of all ages. — Winston
and rich color illustrations by Sue Blackshear as well as black and white images from public domain sources will spark students’
interest to get excited about reading and see the world around them in a different light. -- Linda A. McQueen, Library Media Specialist, McNeel School-Vacca Campus, Alabama Writer’s Forum Oct. 2011
is really no book out there like this one – one that will give students
from all over the city and county an opportunity to learn more about the rich and diverse heritage of this area, and may help
spark an idea for a project, a passion for a topic, or just get them excited about reading in a new way, about seeing the
world around them differently. – Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections, W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University of Alabama
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