Elan, Son of Two Peoples
“Always remember you are the son of two proud nations,” Elan’s parents tell him when he turns 13. After celebrating his Bar Mitzvah in San Francisco, Elan, with his Jewish father and Native American mother, travels to New Mexico, where he takes part in a Pueblo manhood ceremony.
Based on a true story.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
School Library Journal
“An unusual piece of American and immigration history.” — School Library Journal
“Hyde (Feivel’s Flying Horses) uses spare but heartfelt prose to show how Elan’s family bridges, but never blurs, their two cultures. Prevost’s (Trouble Talk) watercolor and collage artwork combines beautifully subtle craftsmanship (the first rendering of the Acoma mesa is created from washes of color and folded paper) with the spontaneous, authentic feel of a period sketchbook.” — Publisher’s Weekly
“Based on the life of a 19th-century Jewish man who became Pueblo governor, a sweet celebration of diverse heritage.” — Kirkus Reviews
Author: Heidi Smith Hyde
Heidi Smith Hyde is the director of education of Temple Sinai in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her books include Feivel's Flying Horses, a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, and Mendel's Accordion, winner of the Sugarman Award.