- Dec 16, 2017 7:00 pm
- 28:33 mins
Hanukkah (3:53) What is the “Holiday Season”? Well, that depends entirely on where you live and the culture you come from. Where does Hanukkah fit in your life or culture, if it does at all? Known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication, Hanukkah is observed for eight days and nights, sometime between late November to late December. Here on Worlds Awaiting we wouldn’t want to pass up the opportunity to talk about literacy as it relates to holidays. So, today, we’re focusing on children’s Hanukkah books. Our host, Rachel, talks with book expert Rachel Kamin, who shares some of her favorite titles dealing with inter-faith families, and how they celebrate their multiple faith traditions. They’ll also talk about ways that some Jewish families practice their Judaism in the wider world. Rachel Kamin is past chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee which recognizes the best Jewish Children’s books every year. She currently serves as the children and teen book review editor for the Association of Jewish Libraries. We’ll also hear from Jessica Verzello, from the BYU Education and Juvenile Literature Library, who reviews a couple of children’s books that relate to Hanukkah – Jackie's Gift by Sharon Robinson (at 15:48) and Runaway Dreidel by Leslea Newman (at 26:06).