Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Yuvi's Candy Tree

Author Lesley Simpson offered to interview herself, and I couldn't pass that up! She talks about Yuvi's Candy Tree (Kar-Ben, 2011), a picture book on Ethiopian Jews fleeing to Israel based on the true story of Yuvi Tashome. With its strong Exodus themes, it makes a great tie-in to Passover; it's also a universal immigration story and a good illustration of the diversity of the Jewish family.

Yuvi's Candy Tree is a PJ Library selection for ages 8 and up. You can take a look at their reading guide here.




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