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Fall 2021

Klezmer!

When Eastern European Jewish immigrants bring their klezmer music with them to America, it takes on a rockin’ new vibe, adding elements of Jazz borrowed from its new country. In the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 781.62/924

Reviews

Hadassah Magazine

“More abstract rhapsody than narrative, Klezmer! follows a child visiting her grandparents’ apartment on New York City’s Lower East Side. There, she finds an eclectic group of musicians, and the visit soon becomes a klezmer jam session with the child joining in on clarinet. Along the…

 

Jewish Book Council

“Intro­duc­ing chil­dren to joy­ful parts of the Jew­ish past is always enrich­ing. When the past con­tin­ues into the present, this exchange is even bet­ter. From accor­dion to bass, from uptown to down­town, the sounds and sto­ries of klezmer come alive in this book.” — Emily…

 

Kirkus Reviews

“A delightful, deliriously happy introduction to an unusual and too-little-known musical form.” — Kirkus Reviews, STARRED

 

Publishers Weekly

“Teis’s metaphors may not be clarifying for readers unfamiliar with klezmer, but anyone who’s felt the power of a group jam will appreciate this rhythmic, community-centered tale.” — Publishers Weekly