Our team of PJ Our Way professionals puts great thought into each month's selections. These books span a range of interests and reading levels, however, we cannot guarantee that every book is the right fit for every child. Each month, this blog will include updated parent information including summaries, discussion points, and content warnings for every title we offer.


Rabbi Harvey Rides Again

Posted December 01, 2014  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Once again, author Steve Sheinkin makes clever and witty Jewish folktakes accessible anf fun for kids. Set in the Wild West of the 1870s, Rabbi Harvey is the unlikely leader of the citizens of Elk Spring, Colorado. Equipped with Jewish knowledge, a good heart, and a keen wit, Rabbi Harvey resolves disputes, fights crime, and saves the town from no-good robbers. This well-drawn graphic novel is an easy and enjoyable book for readers of all ages! Read More »

Stealing Home

Posted December 01, 2014  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Orphaned at age nine, Joey Sexton has already experienced a more fraught and complicated life than most adults. When Joey’s mother dies of an apparent drug overdose (which is not described in detail), he is sent from his home in the Bronx to live in Brooklyn with his mother’s Jewish family that he never knew existed. Life in post-war Brooklyn is already tough for a biracial kid, but now Joey must contend with his grandfather’s ambivalence about adopting him. To make matters worse, Joey is a die-hard Yankees fan and he has entered indisputable Dodgers territory! But with baseball as a backdrop, and Jackie Robinson as an inspiration, Joey manages to find his way into his grandfather’s heart as he discovers the true meaning of family,love, and loyalty.

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