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category: Children's Nonfiction
published: Feb 2016
ISBN:9781459809925
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Passover

Festival of Freedom

by Monique Polak

tagged: judaism, passover
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During Passover, Jews are reminded of how, more than three thousand years ago, their ancestors emerged from slavery to become free men and women. Bestselling author Monique Polak explores her own Jewish roots as she tells the Passover story, which reminds us that the freedom to be who we are and practice our religion, whatever it may be, is a great gift. It also teaches us that if we summon our courage and look out for each other, we can endure and overcome the most challenging circumstances. Enlivened by personal stories, Passover reminds us that we can all endure and overcome the most challenging circumstances.Passover is the first in a series of books called Orca Origins that will examine ancient traditions kept alive in the modern world. Other books in the series will cover Ramadan, Chinese New Year and Diwali.

About the Author
Monique Polak has written many novels for young adults, including her historical novel What World is Left, which won the 2009 Quebec Writers' Federation Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature. When not writing award-winning books, Monique teaches English and humanities at Marianopolis College in Montreal, Quebec. She is also an active freelance journalist. For more information, visit moniquepolak.com.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12

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Passover (Festival of Freedom)

During Passover, Jews are reminded of how, more than three thousand years ago, their ancestors emerged from slavery to become free men and women. Bestselling author Monique Polak explores her own Jewish roots as she tells the Passover story, which reminds us that the freedom to be who we are and practice our religion, whatever it may be, is a great gift.

A nonfiction text that interweaves images, stories and facts in a comprehensive format that is easily accessible for middle school students and teachers. Clear features of text are used to organize the book suitable for teaching about religious customs. The book is well organized and will help readers formulate a global understanding of Passover, its history, and the current practices of Jewish families around the world.

Also available: What World Is Left by Monique Polak

Author available for school visits. @monique_polak

Source: Association of Canadian Publishers. Top Grade Selection 2016.

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