Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein

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For anyone who's ever asked "Why can't we have a Christmas tree?" comes a lighthearted story about being Jewish during the holiday season --by actress Amanda Peet! Rachel Rosenstein is determined to celebrate Christmas this year--and the fact that her family is Jewish is not going to stop her. In a series of hilarious and heartwarming mishaps, Rachel writes a letter to Santa explaining her cause, pays him a visit at the mall, and covertly decorates her house on Christmas Eve (right down to latkes for Santa and his reindeer). And while Rachel may wrestle with her culture, customs, and love of sparkly Christmas ornaments, she also comes away with a brighter understanding of her own identity and of the gift of friends and family. Inspired by actress Amanda Peet's experience with her own children, Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein is sure to be a new holiday classic! "Many Jewish kids in America can probably relate to Amanda Peet's new children's book." "It's not just for kids: Any grown-ups who remember what it's like being a Jewish kid when everyone else seems to be caroling around Christmas trees and putting out cookies for Santa will love it, too." "Packs a lesson in cultural understanding. -- The Chicago Tribune "Will help introduce young readers to other cultures while allowing them to preserve the magic of their own." -- Booklist "Actress Peet and her friend/coauthor Troyer, both newcomers to children's books, handle Rachel's obsession and her family's strong sense of religious identity with equal empathy and humor." -- Publishers Weekly "There's lots of humor in the text and in the lively, scribbly, colorful illustrations. But the authors wisely don't gloss over Rachel's feelings--which can be common for anyone who doesn't celebrate Christmas that time of year, a notion that steers the text toward a happy, multi-culti ending." -- The Horn Book "Bright watercolors depict Rachel and her family as a loving group, surrounded by commercial trappings of the season." -- School Library Journal
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Level 3.4, 0.5 Points
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AD: Adult Directed 620L
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Grouping Title dear santa love rachel rosenstein
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Last Grouping Update 2018-10-15 22:54:23PM
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subject_facet Christmas -- Juvenile fiction, Jews -- United States -- Juvenile fiction, Picture books, Santa Claus -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein
title_full Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein / by Amanda Peet and Andrea Troyer ; illustrated by Christine Davenier, Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein
title_short Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein
topic_facet Christmas, Jews, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Picture Book Fiction, Picture books, Santa Claus