Behind the Scenes: The Book of Secrets part 3

Mat Tonti explores the world of Jewish folklore in his graphic novel, The Book of Secrets. Each story is connected through Ben and Rose's quest to find their missing grandparents, but how did Mat Tonti decide which stories to use? Read through part 3, the final stories of Ben's and Rose's epic quest.
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Behind the Scenes: The Book of Secrets part 2

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Behind the Scenes: The Book of Secrets part 1

Mat Tonti explores the world of Jewish folklore in his graphic novel, The Book of Secrets . Each story is connected through Ben and Rose's quest to find their missing grandparents, but how did Mat Tonti decide which stories to use? Read through
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Behind the Scenes: Noah Green Saves the World

Did you ever think, I bet I could write a book but I don’t know how? Well, here’s a secret. I believe that we’re all storytellers. As a matter of fact, we tell stories everyday. Think about it. We don’t talk in laundry lists, like, “I went to the
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What Does Archery Have to do with Yom Kippur?

On Yom Kippur, we say we atone for our sins. The Hebrew word chet is often translated to English as sin. A more accurate translation, however, would be “to miss the mark.” Imagine yourself aiming an arrow at a target; you aim for the bullseye but
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Helping Each Other During Quarantine

Most people know the story of Anne Frank, but not everyone knows the story of Miep Gies, one of the people who helped Anne and her family hide from the Nazis for two years. Miep brought the Franks food and other necessities while they were in
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An Apple for the New Year!

Enter any preschool classroom and you will likely find an image of a big red apple. It is one of the first words that children learn to read: A is for Apple . A reading nook might feature a bespectacled worm, sometimes donning a graduation cap,
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Cultural Sensitivity through Hebrew and English Animal Sounds!

When Harry met Shula it was love at first sight. Harry was a nice American boy who had visited Israel. Shula was a nice Israeli girl exploring New York. The wedding, a tasteful blend of Middle Eastern and American customs, included a lovely
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Have Fun Building like Hillel!

On the fall harvest festival of Sukkot, we recall how the Jews wandered in the desert, dwelling in huts, after the exodus from Egypt. Today, we build “sukkot” – our own “hits” -to commemorate that time. A sukkah is a three-sided temporary house in which families and friends celebrate during the holiday....
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Kar-Ben Read-Aloud Palooza

Check out Kar-Ben’s read-a-louds! We are collecting videos of authors, educators, and librarians reading books aloud to support distance learning. If you’d like to read one of our books on video, please see our read-aloud guidelines.
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