Today’s question from the Great Books Week Blog Tour was a bit more difficult to answer.
When I was a child, my favorite book was… because….
I loved them all (still have many of them) and could talk in length about why each one is great, but I decided to share what I think is a lesser-known book (also part of a series).
is about a poor, Jewish family living in New York City during the time of World War I. Growing up as one of the few Jewish children in a very small, Protestant town (I was one of two “token Jews” in my school that was called upon to talk about Chanukah each December)
, it was nice to see my faith and culture reflected in a book. It made me feel more connected somehow. And as an only child, reading about five sisters – their relationships with one another and how they lived – was completely novel to me. So simply put (better late than never)
, when I was a child, my favorite book was All-of-a-Kind Family because it was the first time I remember seeing someone like me in a book.
What was your favorite?