My Israel and Me by Alice McGinty
Coming this fall:
Kalaniot Books will be publishing My Israel and Me by Alice McGinty and illustrated by Rotem Teplow (9/21/2021; ISBN: 978-1-7350875-3-5; Hardcover $19.99; Ages 4-11; 32 pages). In recent history, Israel’s role in the world’s consciousness has been one of conflict, but over the centuries, millions of people have also traced their history, culture, and religion back to this tiny desert land. The result is a country with an incredible variety of peoples and traditions, and a diaspora that still feels connected to that homeland, thinking of it as “My Israel.”
Told in verse, the book introduces readers to the diversity of Israel’s people from a child’s perspective. Explanatory text sheds light on the varied cultures and traditions that inspire the special connection many feel with “their Israel.” Though coincidental, this book has arrived at a critical time and Kalaniot Books hopes it proves useful to parents and educators in starting thoughtful conversations and sharing their own insights about the complicated feelings surrounding modern day Israel.