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All the Lights in the Night

Title

All the Lights in the Night

Illustrator

James E. Ransome

Publisher

Tambourine Books

Publication Year

1991

ISBN

9780688155926

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Two brothers celebrate Hanukkah on a true and unforgettable journey to freedom as they escape from Tsarist Russia and travel on to Palestine. "The narrative is convincing; the characterizations are natural; and the resolution is touching.

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Language barrier; Homelessness; Immigrants and refugees; communication barrier; displaced; refugee; relocation; resettlement

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White (Belarusian)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Sydney Taylor Book Award, 1991, Notable Book, Younger Reader
Best of the Bunch, 1991

Keywords

Hanukkah; war; Palestine; hope; fear; lamp; menorah; potatoes; sacrifice; homesickness; Warsaw; Jewish; Judaism

Diversity Impact

direct

All the Lights in the Night

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