Reading a biography can bring a whole new world to life, of a different time, place, and culture. As a child, I read certain biographies over and over, carefully considering and remembering small details about interesting people. Below we bring you 5 excellent children’s books that bring to life notable Jewish historical figures, some of whom you may never knew existed.

Emma’s Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty

by Linda Glaser (author) and Claire A. Nivola (illustrator)
Grade Level: K and up

“Give me your tired, your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”

Through this book, meet Emma Lazarus, author of the poem that defined America as a beacon of freedom.

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