New York City, 1938: On the seventh night of Hanukkah—also Christmas Eve—Oskar, a refugee from Nazi Germany, experiences proof of his father’s last words to him: “even in bad times, people can be good.” Author’s note. Glossary. “In Oskar’s Footsteps” map of 1938 Manhattan. Full-color illustrations.
Oskar and the Eight BlessingsBook Verdict
ISBN: 9781596439498 Format: Print Book Edition: Hardcover edition Publisher: Roaring Brook Page Count: 40 Trim Size: 11" x 8 1/2" Authors: Tanya Simon, Richard Simon Accelerated Reader: Level: 2.9, Points: 0.5 Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 2.3, Points: 3 Lexile: Level: AD570L Awards & Honors: Booklist 2015 Top 10 Books for Youth, Religion and Spirituality
Booklist Best Picture Books of 2015
2015 National Jewish Book Award Winner, Children’s Literature
2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, K–2
2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Fiction Picture Books
Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Holidays
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