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Dr. Ruth: German orphan, Israeli soldier, French professor, immigrant to the United States, TV and radio star, and more! Read more about her incredible life in this graphic autobiography.
 
Ages 9+
Pages 64
Publisher Behrman House
Coming Jul 2021

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Content Advisory

Ruth and her family were in Germany during World War II, and her father was arrested and taken to a labor camp. Her mother and grandmother sent Ruth to Switzerland on a Kindertransport train. Ruth’s life was saved, but she never saw her family again. Ruth was later injured in bombing during the war for Israeli independence. There are no graphic details or images.

Jewish Content & Values

  • Ruth was born into an Orthodox Jewish family. They observed Shabbat and attended synagogue.
  • After WWII, Ruth found a new life in Palestine (now Israel). Ruth lived on a kibbutz (communal farm) there and became a scout and sniper for the Haganah (a paramilitary organization fighting for Israel’s independence).

More for You

Founded in 1920, the Haganah (Hebrew for “the Defense”) was a Jewish paramilitary organization in Palestine. When Israel achieved statehood in 1948, it became the core of the Israeli Defense Forces. A handful of women joined the Haganah early on, and two of them, Rahel Yana’t Ben-Zvi and Rosa Cohen, rose through the ranks to leadership positions. Eventually, women worked in both support positions and active combat roles. More information about these incredible women can be find on the website of the Jewish Women’s Archive.

Positive Role Models

Dr Ruth is an incredibly resilient, strong, adventurous, and compassionate individual – a true role model for us all.

Talk It Over

When Ruth was on the Kindertransport train, she gave up her beloved doll to cheer up a little girl who was terribly sad and missing her parents. Has there ever been a time when you gave up something important to you in order to help another person? Has anyone ever done that for you? What was that like?

What the Book Is About

Although Dr. Ruth is a household name, many people don’t know about her incredible life outside her radio show. (This book for young readers does not address that aspect of her career in any detail.) Using the frame of a grandmother taking her children to an amusement park, Dr. Ruth shares her story in this engaging autobiographical graphic novel. Readers will learn about how she survived World War II, lived on a kibbutz and served in the military in Palestine, fought for an education, immigrated to America, and eventually became a world-famous therapist.
Content Advisory

Content Advisory

Ruth and her family were in Germany during World War II, and her father was arrested and taken to a labor camp. Her mother and grandmother sent Ruth to Switzerland on a Kindertransport train. Ruth’s life was saved, but she never saw her family again. Ruth was later injured in bombing during the war for Israeli independence. There are no graphic details or images.

Jewish Content & Values

  • Ruth was born into an Orthodox Jewish family. They observed Shabbat and attended synagogue.
  • After WWII, Ruth found a new life in Palestine (now Israel). Ruth lived on a kibbutz (communal farm) there and became a scout and sniper for the Haganah (a paramilitary organization fighting for Israel’s independence).

More for You

Founded in 1920, the Haganah (Hebrew for “the Defense”) was a Jewish paramilitary organization in Palestine. When Israel achieved statehood in 1948, it became the core of the Israeli Defense Forces. A handful of women joined the Haganah early on, and two of them, Rahel Yana’t Ben-Zvi and Rosa Cohen, rose through the ranks to leadership positions. Eventually, women worked in both support positions and active combat roles. More information about these incredible women can be find on the website of the Jewish Women’s Archive.

Positive Role Models

Dr Ruth is an incredibly resilient, strong, adventurous, and compassionate individual – a true role model for us all.

Talk It Over

When Ruth was on the Kindertransport train, she gave up her beloved doll to cheer up a little girl who was terribly sad and missing her parents. Has there ever been a time when you gave up something important to you in order to help another person? Has anyone ever done that for you? What was that like?

What the Book Is About

Although Dr. Ruth is a household name, many people don’t know about her incredible life outside her radio show. (This book for young readers does not address that aspect of her career in any detail.) Using the frame of a grandmother taking her children to an amusement park, Dr. Ruth shares her story in this engaging autobiographical graphic novel. Readers will learn about how she survived World War II, lived on a kibbutz and served in the military in Palestine, fought for an education, immigrated to America, and eventually became a world-famous therapist.