Chanukah is early this year, if you put it in relation to the more widely celebrated (in the U.S. at least) Christmas. In our home, that means we will be celebrating Solstice (otherwise known as the reason for the season, at least for the timing for the season) since our offspring will be away at school during Chanukah .
So, to prep for the holiday, I thought I'd tell you about some GREAT Chanukah books that are out and not some of the token, "Oh, let's do a Jewish book" offering (Clifford Celebrates Hanukkah anyone?)
I never thought about Jews being around during the Revolutionary War. For a lot of us, our history in this country starts in the 1900s when our families were fleeing from hostility in one place or another (my family is from Ukraine), so it was quite delightful for me to read Hanukkah at Valley Forge