Oskar and the Eight Blessings
Roaring Brook Press
A young Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany arrives in New York City on the seventh night of Hanukkah and receives small acts of kindness while exploring the city.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Kinship care; Immigrants and refugees; aunt raising nephew; immigrant children; refugee child; relocation; resettlement; evacuees
mother and father; aunt
Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Mitten Award, 2016, Honor Book
National Jewish Book Award, 2015, Winner, Children's Literature
100 Magnificent Children's Books, 2015 Picture Book
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Ages 5 to 9
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2015
Booklist Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books for Youth, 2015
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016 World History and Culture
Nazi Germany; New York; Christmas Eve; Hanukkah; blessings; kindness; hopeful; snow; mittens; bread; comic; Roosevelt; goodness; ship; travel; Kristallnacht; Judaism; Jewish
Simon, Tanya and Simon, Richard, "Oskar and the Eight Blessings" (2015). Diverse Families. 1749.