My Bio

My Bio
My name is Sharon Levin and I've been reviewing children's literature for 20 years. I founded and run the Bay Area Children's Literature List. My biggest passion (outside my family) is getting books into the hands of children and teens. My favorite thing is getting non-readers to realize that they're readers. I also LOVE t-shirts that have to do with books or literature. As soon as I figure out how to do it, I'll have a click through on the above picture so you can see my entire collection (and where to get them).

December 1, 2015

Chappy Chanukah!

Ah, it's that time of year! Holidays, snow (wait, no snow, sigh, California has no seasons), tofurkey (can someone explain to me why vegetarians form their soy globules into things resembling meat? Wouldn't soy globules formed into sweet potatoes make more sense? Unnecessary, but more sense).

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 (yes, you will see multiple spellings, I like the one that has me making a fur ball noise at the beginning of the word).

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

5 comments:

  1. Another great blog post. Thanks for the screaming latke story. Loved it.

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  2. I'm not hash browns!!!! (But I love hash browns.)

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  3. Thanks to you both!! Sorry for delay, you know that there has been MUCH swearing at the computer in my house lately. :-)

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  4. I love Hanukkah! I like this holiday since childhood! It seems to me that you have a very large family

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  5. That's very sweet, thanks. :-)

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