Oskar and the Eight Blessings

Title

Oskar and the Eight Blessings

Illustrator

Mark Siegel

Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781596439498

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

AD570L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Kinship care; Immigrants and refugees; aunt raising nephew; immigrant children; refugee child; relocation; resettlement; evacuees

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White (German)

Family Formation

mother and father; aunt

Awards

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

Keywords

Nazi Germany; New York; Christmas Eve; Hanukkah; blessings; kindness; hopeful; snow; mittens; bread; comic; Roosevelt; goodness; ship; travel; Kristallnacht; Judaism; Jewish

Diversity Impact

direct

Oskar and the Eight Blessings

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