Goldie Takes a Stand

Golda Meir's First Crusade

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Even at the age of nine, little Golda Meir was known for being a leader. As the president of the American Young Sisters Society, she organizes her friends to raise money to buy textbooks for immigrant classmates. A glimpse at the early life of Israel’s first female prime minister, who was born in Russia and grew up in Milwaukee, this story is based on a true episode in the early life of Golda Meir.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-46771-201-9
$7.95 $7.95
978-1-46771-202-6
$23.99 $17.99
978-1-51248-899-9
$39.98 $29.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-08-01
BISACS JNF007120, JNF007110, JNF007000
Dewey 956.94053092aB
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 11
Lexile 630
ATOS Reading Level 3.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 173880
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews

Awards

  • Sydney Taylor Book Award Honor, Runner-up, 2015
  • Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices, Winner, 2015

Reviews

Jewish Book World

“This is a lovely addition to the biography shelf for the youngest readers” — starred review, Jewish Book World

Jewish Journal

“it is a pleasure to find this new release for very young children relating a specific incident in the life of young Golda Meir. Many little girls will find a kindred spirit in the story of Golda Mabowehz, a take-charge kind of kid” — Jewish Journal

Booklist

“The text does ably capture a decisive Goldie, and what’s especially fun here is the artwork, particularly the images of the girls – a nest of almost doll-like figures.” — Booklist

School Library Journal

“A solid choice for read-alouds, it could spark discussions about service learning, immigration, leadership, and inspiring female role models. Goldie’s strong voice comes through, and the conversational tone makes it accessible for readers.” — School Library Journal

Author: Barbara Krasner

Barbara Krasner publishes the popular blog, The Whole Megillah: The Writer's Resource for Jewish-Themed Story. She is the author of many articles, short stories, poems, and books. She lives in New Jersey and teaches in the English and History departments of New Jersey colleges and universities.

Illustrator: Kelsey Garrity-Riley

Kelsey Garrity-Riley grew up in Germany and Belgium before moving to the United States. She received a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and continues to live in Savannah with her husband.