Spring 2024

Everybody's Book: The Story of the Sarajevo Haggadah

This true story begins long ago in Spain, where a bride and groom are gifted a hand-painted haggadah. It is used at many Passover seders until the Spanish Inquisition when the family escapes. Read More →

  • Dewey: 296.4/5371
  • Copyright: 2024


“An absorbing story that will engage readers in the study of history.”―Kirkus Reviews View →


“An important story that illuminates how people of different faiths recognized the value and significance of this manuscript and worked together to keep it safe.”―School Library Journal View →


“Bright watercolor illustrations follow the true story of a book’s remarkable journey through generations and across multiple wars…People of all cultures and faiths come together to protect the book from Nazi invasions, Serbian bombs, and the passage of… View →


“An engaging introduction to a volume with a remarkable history.”—The Horn Book View →


“This gloriously illustrated, inspiring book traces the story of the historic medieval Spanish haggadah through its remarkable journey of survival.”—Jewish Telegraphic Agency View →


“By cel­e­brat­ing the Sara­je­vo Haggadah’s val­ue as both a guide to fam­i­ly seders and a price­less work of art, Lin­da Leopold Strauss and Tim Smart demon­strate how this sacred book became impor­tant even to those out­side its traditions.”—Jewish Book Council View →


“A true story that combines history, perseverance, comradeship, bravery, and, most importantly, humanity and hope.”—The Sydney Taylor Shmooze View →


“A richly recounted nonfiction story as colorful as the history of the titular Sarajevo Haggadah, Everybody’s Book is an enlightening read.”—Good Reads with Ronna View →


“Highly recommend as a way of sharing Jewish history and the importance of Passover from generation to generation.”—Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle View →