Thursday, July 21, 2016

Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Richard Simon and Tanya Simon illustrated by Mark Siegel

Winner of the National Jewish Book Awards.
After the "Night of Broken Glass", Oskar's parents send him to America via boat to live with his aunt Esther.  His father reminds him before departs that even in bad times people can be good and to look for blessings.
As he walks the 100 blocks to his aunt's home, Oskar encounters eight blessings.
I love how the authors and illustrator subtlety incorporated individuals and the culture of 1938 into the story.
Author's note and map are interesting too.

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