Goldie Takes a Stand
Golda Meir's First Crusade
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.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
- Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
- Sydney Taylor Book Award Honor
Jewish Book World
“This is a lovely addition to the biography shelf for the youngest readers” — starred review, Jewish Book World
“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
“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.