Children’s Fiction (ages 8-14)
Two Jewish girls become friends across time when modern-day Hannah suddenly appears in her own Saint Paul yard . . . in 1912. Thirteen-year-old Abigail tells the story of that amazing day and the encounter that changed both their lives forever. Against the backdrop of the Progressive Era, as youth joined with adults and hotly debated women’s right to vote, worker’s rights, and racial equality, Abigail and Hannah must solve their own problem: how will Hannah get back to her own time?
Days before Hanukkah, ten-year-old Ben's soccer team makes the league championships. Only one thing stands between Ben and victory: the rival team's best defender, a school bully whose favorite sport, other than soccer, is tormenting Ben. No one at home seems to understand. And now he has to share his bedroom—and his family's attention—with his grandfather, who has recently come to live with them. Facing humiliation at school and misunderstood by those who love him most, Ben finds an unexpected friend in his grandfather, learning ancient wisdom and steadfast strength, enough for the big game . . . and beyond.
Thrill-loving fifth-grader Ellie (YaYa) Silver has been waiting all summer to visit the brand new water park in town. She is super excited when her best friend, Megan, invites her to go—that is until her twin brother, Joel (YoYo), points out that Megan is going on Rosh Hashanah. Sure, Rosh Hashanah is a big deal, but so is Splash World! What will Ellie do?