"A delightful corrective and addition to the field of Jewish children's books. Recognizes the beauty and diversity of Jewish life and people. I recommend it for all Jewish families." -- Yosef Israel Abramowitz, founder, Jewish Family & Life!; coauthor, Holidays and Values for Today's Parents and Children
"A much needed book that gives affirmation to an expansive notion of who is part of the Jewish people. Welcoming and non-judgmental, it is an important expression for the contemporary Jewish world." -- Rabbi Michael Strassfeld, author, A Book of Life: Embracing Judaism as a Spiritual Practice and coauthor, The Jewish Catalog
"Adds the missing link to the library of Jewish picture books. It belongs on the shelf of every synagogue and Jewish preschool. With concise rhyming text and photos of children from around the world, it clarifies for every Jewish child that the Jewish community includes faces like theirs." -- Karen Kushner, director, Project Welcome, Union for Reform Judaism; coauthor, Because Nothing Looks Like God
"Finally! A beautiful book that celebrates the diversity of Jews, of all colors, from all families, and from all places. Offers thoughtful answers to the questions often asked by adopted Jews, Jews of color, and even Jews from traditional families about what it means to be Jewish. Affirms young Jewish identity with great heart. It belongs in every Jewish home!" -- Rabbi/Cantor Angela Warnick Buchdahl, Central Synagogue, New York
"Sometimes the simplest words offer us the most profound of wisdom. Speaks to the heart, mind, and soul of child and adult alike. It displays the community that we strive to create: opening, welcoming, and inclusive. Terrific!" -- Dr. Kerry M. Olitzky, executive director, Jewish Outreach Institute; author, Introducing My Faith and My Community: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide for the Christian in a Jewish Interfaith Relationship
About the Author
Lauren Seidman is a writer and editor living in Vermont.