Fall 2021

A Queen to the Rescue

The Story of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 7   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Henrietta Szold took Queen Esther as a model and worked hard to save the Jewish people. In 1912, she founded the Jewish women’s social justice organization, Hadassah. Henrietta started Hadassah determined to offer emergency medical care to mothers and children in Palestine. When WWII broke out, she rescued Jewish children from the Holocaust, and broadened Hadassah’s mission to include education, youth development, and women’s rights. Hadassah offers free help to all who need it and continues its mission to this day.

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978-1-939547-95-8
$14.24
978-1-954354-07-4
$23.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diverse Books: Immigration & Refugees, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher Creston Books
Imprint Creston Books
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2021-10-05
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF025120, JNF071000, JNF007120
Dimensions 11 x 9
Lexile 970
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

“Readers will see the impact of Szold’s work for immigrants, orphans, Jewish publications, and healthcare in Palestine as well as find themselves in awe of how one person can change the world.”—Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Publishers Weekly

“Elegant, assured prose (‘The air was thick with tears for lost loved ones’), accentuated by facts and data, will keep readers absorbed alongside Nayberg’s engrossingly abstract, fluid illustrations, tinted in rich hues of blue-green and red. A moving biography of a lesser-known heroine.”—starred, Publishers Weekly

Midwest Book Review

“Exceptionally informative, well organized, thoroughly ‘kid friendly’ in presentation, ‘A Queen to the Rescue’ is the highly recommended picture book biography of Henrietta Szold and especially and unreservedly recommended for . . . young readers ages 8-13.”—Midwest Book Review

Kirkus Reviews

“A powerful introduction to a little known, very brave woman.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews"

Author: Nancy Churnin

Nancy Churnin is the author of Martin & Anne and Sydney Taylor Notable Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing. She is a full-time writer located in Texas.

Illustrator: Yevgenia Nayberg

Yevgenia Nayberg is an illustrator, painter, and set and costume designer. She received a Sydney Taylor Silver Medal for her illustrations for Drop by Drop. She lives in New York.

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A Queen to the Rescue

Henrietta Szold took Queen Esther as a model and worked hard to save the Jewish people. In 1912, she founded the Jewish women’s social justice organization, Hadassah. Henrietta started Hadassah determined to offer emergency medical care to mothers and children in Palestine. When… View available downloads →