Illustrated by Gina Capaldi
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ISBN: 978-1681155272 hardcover, Apples & Honey Press, 2017
Reading level: 8-12 years
Last year, Jacob and his family had been in Russia, but this year they were in the new land of Argentina. Jacob hoped his new friend Benito would join them for the seder. Would he? Could a Passover meal here, with cowboys, chickens and horses, feel like home, too?
Sydney Taylor Award-winning author Barbara Diamond Goldin gives us a compelling peek into a remarkable chapter in Jewish history in this historically-based, fictional story about a family integrating into the community of Argentina in the late 1800s. Gina Capaldi brings it to life with spectacular and painterly artwork.
A note for families is included that describes the history of how in the 1800s, some Russian Jews fled persecution and immigrated to Argentina. There, they settled on ranches and built homes and a community that combined the traditional culture of their Russian homeland with their new land's customs.