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BOOK LIST:

Jewish Heritage: Histories and Biographies

Updated: May 6, 2024

Book cover for The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters: A True Story of Family Fiction
The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters: A True Story of Family Fiction
Klam, Julie
Call Number: 929.2 M875-17

Book cover for Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation
Folman, Ari
Call Number: 92 F8275Fo

Paired with selections from Anne Frank's diary, David Polonsky’s strikingly playful, and at times, somber illustrations provide a fresh sense of energy and understanding to the words and emotions of Anne Frank. This version of the famous diary will introduce Anne, and the perilous times she lived in, to a new generation of young readers.

 

Book cover for Becoming Eve: My Journey From Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman
Becoming Eve: My Journey From Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman
Stein, Abby
Call Number: 306.768 S8185

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Between Two Worlds: Jewish War Brides After the Holocaust
Judd, Robin
Call Number: e-Book

Book cover of Bruno Schulz : an artist, a murder, and the hijacking of history
Bruno Schulz: An Artist, a Murder, and the Hijacking of History
Balint, Benjamin
Call Number: 891.853 S388Ba

Book cover for Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream
Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream
Shnayerson, Michael
Call Number: 364.92 S571Sh

Book cover of Claiming my place
Claiming My Place: Coming of Age in the Shadow of the Holocaust
Price, Planaria J
Call Number: 940.53438 R352Pr

Book cover of The eleventh plague : Jews and pandemics from the Bible to COVID-19
The Eleventh Plague: Jews and Pandemics From the Bible to COVID-19
Brown, Jeremy
Call Number: 614.409 B878

Book cover of Gangsters vs. Nazis : how Jewish mobsters battled Nazis in wartime America
Gangsters vs. Nazis: How Jewish Mobsters Battled Nazis in Wartime America
Benson, Michael
Call Number: 364.973 B474

Book cover of Happily : a personal history, with fairy tales
Happily: A Personal History, With Fairy Tales
Mark, Sabrina Orah
Call Number: 813 M345M

Book cover for Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death
Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death
Faderman, Lillian
Call Number: 92 M6444Fa

Book cover for Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America
Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America
Ross, Steven Joseph
Call Number: 791.9 R826-2

Book cover for How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish
How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish
Call Number: 296.973 H8475

Book cover for I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen
I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen
Simmons, Sylvie
Call Number: 789.164 C678Si 2021

Book cover of Intimate strangers : a history of Jews and Catholics in the city of Rome
Intimate Strangers: A History of Jews and Catholics in the City of Rome
Brandfon, Fredric R.
Call Number: 296 B817

Book cover for Is Superman Circumcised?: The Complete Jewish History of the World's Greatest Hero
Is Superman Circumcised?: The Complete Jewish History of the World's Greatest Hero
Schwartz, Roy
Call Number: 741.509 S399

Book cover for It's Garry Shandling's Book
It's Garry Shandling's Book
Shandling, Garry
Call Number: 817 S528-1

Book cover for Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics
Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics
Scioli, Tom
Call Number: 740.914 K575Sc

Book cover of A Jewish childhood in the Muslim Mediterranean : a collection of stories curated by Leïla Sebbar
A Jewish Childhood in the Muslim Mediterranean
Call Number: 296.956 J585

Book cover for Jews Don't Count: How Identity Politics Failed One Particular Identity
Jews Don't Count: How Identity Politics Failed One Particular Identity
Baddiel, David
Call Number: e-Book

Book cover of The Jews of summer : summer camp and Jewish culture in postwar America
The Jews of Summer: Summer Camp and Jewish Culture in Postwar America
Fox, Sandra
Call Number: 296.973 F794

Book cover for Jews Who Rock
Jews Who Rock
Oseary, Guy
Call Number: 781.9903 O81

Book cover for The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini
The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini
Posnanski, Joe
Call Number: 793.5092 H836Pos

Book cover of Palestine 1936 : the great revolt and the roots of the Middle East conflict
Palestine 1936: The Great Revolt and the Roots of the Middle East Conflict
Kessler, Oren
Call Number: 956.9 K42

Book cover for People Love Dead Jews: Reports From a Haunted Present
People Love Dead Jews: Reports From a Haunted Present
Horn, Dara
Call Number: 296.9 H813

Book cover for Philip Roth: The Biography
Philip Roth: The Biography
Bailey, Blake
Call Number: 813 R845Bai

Book cover for The Seven Good Years: A Memoir
The Seven Good Years: A Memoir
Keret, Etgar
Call Number: 892.48 K39

Book cover for The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood
The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood
Rifkind, Donna
Call Number: 812.092 V665Ri

Book cover of Walkers in the city : Jewish street photographers of midcentury New York
Walkers in the City: Jewish Street Photographers of Midcentury New York
Moore, Deborah Dash
Call Number: 770.91 M821

Book cover for When Women Invented Television
When Women Invented Television
Armstrong, Jennifer
Call Number: 812.09 A726

Book cover for Why the Jews?: How Jewish Values Transformed Twentieth Century American Pop Culture
Why the Jews?: How Jewish Values Transformed Twentieth Century American Pop Culture
Cherry, Robert D.
Call Number: 296.973 C522

Book cover for Yearbook
Yearbook
Rogen, Seth
Call Number: 822.092 R721

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