Insights from the Intersection of Childhood and Education
Thursday, April 3, 2014
A Favorite YA Book for Passover
A recommendation by Judaics teacher Rabbi Meyerowitz
Let My Nation Go by Yosef Deutsch is the story of
Passover written as a novel. With a myriad of sources woven in,
it brings the story of the Exodus to life. Deutsch keeps the story moving and exciting without
compromising on details, and the reader ends up with an enriched understanding of Passover
as the Jewish people begin their journey as a nation.
There is a "companion" volume, Let My Nation Live, that tells the story of Purim as a novel, and we know for sure one of our 8th graders recently had his nose buried in that book every night.