A Benefit Volume to Support Ukraine Relief - a trilingual edition.
Toward Hopeful Skies is a beautifully illustrated children’s book by Yuriy Budiak. First published in Ukrainian in the 1920s and shortly thereafter in free Yiddish translations. As a testament to the universal appeal of children's literature and the joyful contact of cultures that these translations represent.
This re-issued edition is trilingual Ukrainian, Yiddish and English.
Black Culture for Families
New in Translation
Samanta Schweblin is a National Book Award Winner from Berlin via Buenos Aires originally.
Shahriar Mandanipour is from Iran now living in California.
"This lavishly illustrated multilingual alphabet book isn't about inclusion, it is inclusion."
--The New York Times
About the Author:
Ellen Heck is a printmaker. For the past decade, through several print projects, she has explored questions about identity—its creation, variability, persistence and change. She studied philosophy at Brown University and art at SAIC. Inspired by reading Lithuanian alphabet books to her son, A Is for Bee is her debut picture book.
World Literature in English Translation
Seven Empty Houses by Samanta Schweblin, Translated by Megan McDowell
Ellis Island: A People's History by Małgorzata Szejnert, Translated by Sean Gasper Bye
Yiddish Literature in Translation
Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children's Literature, Edited and translated by Miriam Udel
Judith: A Tale of Love & Woe by Miriam Karpilove Translation by Jessica Kirzane
Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories by Blume Lempel, Translated by Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
Written in a conversational tone that sparks with the mind bending truth of the Holocaust, Eleanor Reissa’s memoir, The Letters Project: A Daughter's Journey offers a way into a history that is often left to scholars and survivors or "fighters" as Reissa describes them.
“'The Holocaust," Eleanor Reissa writes in this unforgettable and courageous book, 'is attached to me like my skin and I would be formless without it."
Join us for our interview with Eleanor Reissa celebrating the one year anniversary of the publication of her memoir.
The Art of Steve Marcus
Steve Marcus seamlessly weaves his childhood memories of bagels and bialys, pickles and green tomatoes from the barrel, paper wrapped whitefish chubs with his personal journey and passion for his roots and culture.