The Knish War on Rivington Street

Title

The Knish War on Rivington Street

Illustrator

Jon Davis

Publisher

Albert Whitman & Company

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780807541821

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Benny's family owns a knishery and sells delicious round dumplings. Then the Tisch family opens a store across the street-selling square knishes-and Benny's papa worries. So he lowers his prices! But Mr. Tisch does too. As each knishery tries to outdo the other, Benny helps his papa realize there's room on Rivington Street for more than one knishery.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

560L

Diversity Topics

Culture/Ethnicity; Immigrants and refugees; immigrant family; immigrant children; immigrant parents; migrants; migration; relocation; resettlement

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White (Eastern European)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Sydney Taylor Book Award, 2018, Notable Book, Younger Reader

Keywords

bakers; bakeries; competition; dumplings; Jewish; Judaism; New York; Lower East Side; warring bakeries

Diversity Impact

indirect

The Knish War on Rivington Street

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