Although author and illustrator Noam Zimmerman is only thirteen years old, she has put together a very inviting Yom Kippur prayer book for children. Using colorful clay figures to illustrate the portions of the Yom Kippur service she has included, she makes the difficult concepts of repentance and prayer accessible for her young readers through her illustrations. Although this book is being marketed for young children, the sophisticated and difficult language used to translate some of the prayers makes it appropriate for an older audience. The Hebrew and translations are traditional. Ages 9 – 12.
Susan Dubin was the first librarian honored with a Milken Family Foundation Jewish Educator Award. She is the owner/director of Off-the-Shelf Library Services and library instructional consultant at Valley Beth Shalom Day School in Encino, CA.