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The summer time of 1898 is stuffed with ups and downs for 11-year-old Moses. He's growing to be except his ally, his superstitious Boo-Nanny butts heads always together with his pragmatic, knowledgeable father, and his mom is reeling from the invention of a kinfolk mystery. but there are solid occasions, too. He's educating his grandmother how one can learn. For the 1st time she's sharing tales approximately her lifestyles as a slave. And his father and his pals are eventually getting the glory and positions of strength they've earned within the Wilmington, North Carolina, group. yet no longer everyone seems to be pleased with the political adjustments at play and a few will do whatever, together with a violent plot opposed to the govt, to keep up the prestige quo.

One new release clear of slavery, a thriving African American community—enfranchised and emancipated—suddenly and violently loses its freedom in flip of the century North Carolina whilst a gaggle of neighborhood politicians phases the single profitable coup d'etat in US history.

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Crow

The summer time of 1898 is stuffed with ups and downs for 11-year-old Moses. He's transforming into except his ally, his superstitious Boo-Nanny butts heads consistently along with his pragmatic, informed father, and his mom is reeling from the invention of a kin mystery. but there are reliable instances, too. He's educating his grandmother the way to learn.

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II. Title. M55155Eig 2010 [E]—dc22 2009019574 Book design by Molly Baker and Amelia Anderson. Typeset in Esta and Silent Movie. The illustrations in this book were rendered in pencil and pastels.

Traditional Jewish homes may keep a tzedakah box for collecting coins. During Hanukkah, since children usually receive gifts, some families perform tzedakah to teach that giving is as important as receiving. Hebrew letter number In Jewish lore, each is assigned a . The word chai meaning “life” or “good luck,” has a value of 18; any multiple of 18 is commonly considered a lucky number. To my aunts and uncles, Selma and Herman Krauss and Edna and Albert Rettig: May your candles burn bright! —L. K.

L. K. M. For Dr. Désiré Amsellem. who was a very dear friend. And many thanks to The Museum of Art and History of Judaism in Paris. —E. S. Text © 2010 by Laura Krauss Melmed. Illustrations © 2010 by Elisabeth Schlossberg. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Melmed, Laura Krauss. Eight winter nights : a family Hanukkah book / by Laura Krauss Melmed ; illustrated by Elisabeth Schlossberg.

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