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Describes how people in Billings, Montana joined ...
Describes how people in Billings, Montana joined together to fight a series of hate crimes against a Jewish family.
"Based on real events that occurred in Billings, Montana, the inspiring story is illustrated with soft oil paintings."
The Horn Book Guide
Posted December 29, 2011
I wanted to find a book that tied religious tolerance into the Holiday season - acknowledging that people of different religions were celebrating different holidays that lift up peace as an important message. I had no idea of this story -- my 4th, 5th and 6th graders were awed by the story -- they connected with it and then they shared it. I have heard them retell the story to adults and the adults were impressed.
You read this story and are uplifted -- you recognize that coming together is a powerful way to to combate hatred. And it highlights that intolerance and hatred have no place in this season of love.
The folks of Billings, Montana are amazing. Thank you for sharing story.
Posted December 19, 2003
I am a fourth grade teacher. Myself and another teacher read this book to our classes for the winter holidays. It is an outstanding example of how a community, Billings, Montana stood up against hate crimes and acted as a united force. It linked this social action to one taken by King Christian and the Danish people during WW II. Enlightening and empowering! Inspires peace on earth and good will between all people. Sue-AnneWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 13, 2003
loved it. i read it with my classmates and now we are doing a play on hate crimes. its a great book. truly shows one that descrimination is not a good thing at all and those who do descriminate against people should read this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.