Sholom’s Trea­sure: How Sholom Ale­ichem Became a Writer

Eri­ca Sil­ver­man; Mordi­cai Ger­stein, illus.
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October 6, 2011
Did Sholom Ale­ichem real­ly have a mean step­moth­er? Did he make a dic­tio­nary of her col­or­ful Yid­dish insults? Was he the boy mak­ing those fun­ny faces behind the teacher’s back in school? This charm­ing illus­trat­ed sto­ry, part biog­ra­phy and part fic­tion, intro­duces chil­dren to the great Yid­dish writer and explores how his child­hood expe­ri­ences shaped his writing. 

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