PJ Our Way Selections for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted January 11, 2018  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, PJ Our Way is proud to offer Stealing Home and Susie Q Fights Back. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an iconic leader in the United States. During the 1950s and 1960s, Dr. King led many productive, peaceful efforts that advanced the civil rights movement within our society. Both books reflect Dr. King’s work and demonstrate the Jewish principle of fighting for equality.
 

Stealing Home

Baseball is a great escape, but can it solve your problems? Nine year-old Joey Sexton has to grow up fast – his African American dad is gone, his Jewish mother just died, and now he has been sent to live with his mother’s family in Brooklyn. Joey’s zayde (grandfather) acts as though Joey can’t do anything right. Sure, Joey can play a mean game of baseball, but is that enough to impress the person whose affection he wants most?

 

Susie Q Fights Back

When Susan moves from New York to St. Louis, she discovers that her new friend, Loretta, can’t live in their building because she’s black. It’s so unfair, but it’s the law! Susan and her friends want things to change, but what can a few kids do?

PJ Our Way is pleased to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with these two selections that honor Dr. King’s work and pass on the Jewish value of fighting for equal rights.
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