Recently, several publishers have released nonfiction books to help young readers understand the history, pain and consequences of discrimination against minorities. Despite the high level of antisemitism across the country and worldwide, none of the books to date have dealt with antisemitism.
In response, I have launched a book imprint called "Jewish History Minute," which focuses (for now) on lesser-known moments in American Jewish history and how antisemitism and Jew-hatred occur amid larger national events.
The first book in the series, "The Man Who Beat General Grant," is now available in paperback. It deals with the expulsion of the Jews from the town of Paducah, Kentucky during the Civil War. Book two, which is in the works, will deal with bombings in the South during the Civil Rights Movement.
The book includes photos, illustrations, primary sources, a glossary, questions to think about and more, making it ideal for use in the classroom. The book is geared for older elementary school readers.
COMING TO AMERICA
GENERAL GRANT ARRIVES
GENERAL'S ORDER NUMBER 11
CESAR TAKES ACTION
VISITING THE WHITE HOUSE
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT
THINK ABOUT IT
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
READ MORE ABOUT IT
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