Year after year, Eli watches the solemn lighting of seven candles at his family's celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. On such a happy occasion, his parents and grandparents always seem sad, and Eli can't understand why.
Then one year Eli travels to Eastern Europe to learn more about his family history. There, he learns how the candles represent his family's connection to the Holocaust in Lithuania, and how remembering his ancestors can help heal years of grief and shame.
This powerful story, illuminated by Bill Farnsworth's sensitive brush strokes and muted palette, can be used as an introduction to World War II and the Holocaust, and will also remind young readers how they can make a difference in the lives of their families.
About the Author :
Ruth Vander Zee has contributed to Eli Remembers as an author.
Ruth Vander Zee, teacher and author, has also written Erika's Story, illustrated by Roberto Innocenti (Creative Editions), and Mississippi Morning, illustrated by Floyd Cooper (Eerdmans). Ruth lives in Miami, Florida.
Marian Sneider has contributed to Eli Remembers as an author. Marian Sneider (1934-2005), author and family therapist, wrote professionally for the Miami Herald, Miami News, and the children??'s magazines Highlights and Turtle. Eli Remembers was inspired by events from her own family, and is her first published book for children.
|Title:||Eli Remembers||Publisher:||Eerdmans Books for Young Readers|
|Author:||Ruth Vander Zee, Marian Sneider, Bill Farnsworth|
|No. of Pages:||32|
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