Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate

Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate

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Overview

Cohn's powerful narrative tells how two children, two families--one Jewish, one Christian--and a community resolve to stand together against the shameful actions that have been happening in their home town. Her story is based on real events that happened in Billings, Montana, in 1993. Farnsworth's beautiful paintings illuminate the message of the power of goodness. Full color.

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ISBN-13: 9780613310673
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Pages: 39
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

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The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
iBeth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Someone is smashing windows with menorahs in them, so everyone in the neighborhood puts a menorah in the window. A heartwarming holiday tale.
kyoder06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Age appropriateness: primary, intermediate Genre: Historical FictionMedia: oil paintThis story fits within the historical fiction genre because the author based it on the real events that took place in Billings, Montana in 1993. Characters and some details have been embellished but the plot is drawn from a specific time that occurred in history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to find a book that tied religious tolerance into the Holiday season - acknowledging that people of different religions were celebrating different holidays that lift up peace as an important message. I had no idea of this story -- my 4th, 5th and 6th graders were awed by the story -- they connected with it and then they shared it. I have heard them retell the story to adults and the adults were impressed. You read this story and are uplifted -- you recognize that coming together is a powerful way to to combate hatred. And it highlights that intolerance and hatred have no place in this season of love. The folks of Billings, Montana are amazing. Thank you for sharing story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a fourth grade teacher. Myself and another teacher read this book to our classes for the winter holidays. It is an outstanding example of how a community, Billings, Montana stood up against hate crimes and acted as a united force. It linked this social action to one taken by King Christian and the Danish people during WW II. Enlightening and empowering! Inspires peace on earth and good will between all people. Sue-Anne
Guest More than 1 year ago
loved it. i read it with my classmates and now we are doing a play on hate crimes. its a great book. truly shows one that descrimination is not a good thing at all and those who do descriminate against people should read this book.