Today some of my friends didn’t come to school because it is Yom Kippur. That is the holiest day of the year for Jewish people. It means a day to repent for your sins.
I read about it in the book, Jewish Holidays All Year Round, by Ilene Cooper, with illustrations by Elivia Savadier. I’m not Jewish, but I still like this book because it explains all the Jewish holidays. I got it from my “Auntie” Laura who is Jewish. She gave it to me when I asked questions about Hanukkah.
This book isn’t like a novel. I think of it like an encyclopedia. You can look in it and learn about The Sabbath, Passover, Hanukkah and many other holidays that I’d never heard of before. For each holiday, the book explains activities that go with it. For instance, for Yom Kippur, you can keep a journal or make Noodle Kugel.
I recommend this book for Jewish kids who want to learn more about their culture and traditions. And it is also great for friends of Jewish people who want to understand what their friends are celebrating.
I give it four out of four roses.