Glick’s Picks for Summer Reading includes Books of Jewish Interest


The Baltimore County Public Schools website has been offering summer reading recommendations all summer in a column called “Glick’s Picks” from BCPS’s coordinator of library media Fran Glick. While “Glick’s Picks” is a diverse collection touching on a wide range of subjects and points of view, there are two selections that may be of particular interest to young Jewish readers in the weeks between camp and school:

“I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark” by Debbie Levy for Kindergarten–Grade 3: “Did you ever stand up for what you thought was right? Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime doing just that. She grew up in a time when women had limited life choices, but as a girl found a way to stand up for her beliefs. By standing up for herself and her beliefs, she went on to law school, a career in law, and a seat on the Supreme Court of the United States. Today, she is often referred to as the Notorious RBG. Her story of persistence, hard work, and determination is inspirational! It will make you think about how you act on your beliefs as you see how RBG has acted on hers.”

“Girl in the Blue Coat,” by Monica Hesse for grades 9–12: “Part mystery and part history, it is set in the Netherlands during World War II, and it is about young Hanneke’s experiences in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. The characters and plot will touch your heart. Hanneke’s experience gives the reader insight into the challenges of this period in history. Hannake’s story explores her joys and fears as she encounters others managing life under Nazi control and their efforts to overcome it.”

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