All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah


Author: Emily Jenkins


Illustrator: Paul O. Zelinsky

On New York’s Lower East Side, menorahs sit in the windows of the tenements, the candles not yet lit. It’s the first night of Hanukkah in 1912. Gertie and her older sister, Sarah, arrive home to find the kitchen already bustling. They’re going to have latkes tonight! All five sisters – all-of-a-kind as their parents like to say – prepare for the holiday dinner. Gertie is upset that Mama says she is too young to help cook, but when Papa asks if she is old enough to help with something very special, she’s given the best job of all. Your young readers will devour this sweet Hanukkah tale as they discover with Gertie that even the youngest child has something special to add to every holiday. Ages 4-8. 40pp.