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In the Promised Land: Lives of Jewish Americans

by Doreen Rappaport

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This is a book that tells us about the lives of thirteen Jewish Americans and their great accomplishments. As you are reading the book each turn of the page has an illustration of the person being mentioned with the next page being a little snippet of their accomplishments. I think the author did a great job of providing a one page of information on each of the Americans being mentioned. I also really liked how the illustrators captured facial expressions of each person. I think this book did a great job of teaching children about these people with the information being straightforward and not too wordy. I myself learned a lot from this book about some people I didn’t know about, or of some things I did know about but did not know who made it what it was. I really enjoyed this book and I think it would be a great read for any class, be it reading or social studies, because it can definitely be incorporated for both. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0688171508, Hardcover)

A magician plunges into the Mississippi River with wrists manacled together.

A doctor comforts children before injecting them with an experimental vaccine he hopes will save the lives of millions.

A law student, turned away from the Harvard library where women are not allowed, begins a career fighting for equal rights that leads to her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

These defining moments, described in vivid detail, introduce young readers to Harry Houdini, Dr. Jonas Salk, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as well as ten other distinguished Jewish Americans. By focusing on one key scene from each of thirteen people's lives, ac-claimed author Doreen Rappaport and noted artists Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu give young readers an exciting introduction to the great history of Jewish Americans.

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Offers vignettes from the lives of thirteen Jewish Americans whose achievements, from the colonial period through the present, contributed to women's and worker's rights, medicine, science, fashion, photography, sport, and entertainment.

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