One candle

by Eve Bunting; illustrated by K. Wendy Popp

"Why do you think Grandma wants to do this every year?" I don't know for sure. But I think it has to do with being strong in the bad time and remembering it in the good time. For one family the traditional Hanukkah celebration has a deeper meaning. Amidst the food and the festivities, Grandma and Great-Aunt Rose begin their story-the one they tell each year. They pass on to each generation a tale of perseverance during the darkest hours of the Holocaust, and the strength it took to continue to honor Hanukkah in the only way they could. Best-selling author Eve Bunting's touching and joyous story about the importance of remembrance is exquisitely rendered by K. Wendy Popp's remarkable pastels. One Candle reaffirms the values of tradition and family, but also shows us that by continuing to honor the tragedies and the triumphs of the past there will always be hope for the future.


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Happy Hanukkah 2012Posted November 20, 2013