Rachel Kamin has been a synagogue librarian and Jewish educator for over twenty-five years and has worked at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park, IL since 2008, currently serving as the Director of Lifelong Learning. A past chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee and past editor of Book Reviews for Children & Teens for the Association of Jewish Libraries News & Reviews, her articles and book reviews appear in numerous publications. She has been a member of the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Book Award Committee since 2021.
Say-Hey and the Babe
Two connected stories about a group of boys growing up in New York and their love for stick ball and baseball is complemented by text-boxes and sidebars that provide interesting tidbits and historical background. Heavy on nostalgia, the audience is limited to baseball fans who grew up in New York in the 1950’s and possibly their grandchildren. And while all of the characters have Jewish names and the Yiddish word mensch is defined, the Jewish content is limited. For ages 7 – 10.
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