The Blue Glass Heart

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

When Sarah accidentally breaks Bubbe’s blue glass bowl, she sets a heart-shaped piece of blue glass on an adventure, touching the lives of children around the world, until it finally—remarkably—finds its way back home.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2023-05-02
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV013030, JUV068000, JUV039050
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough

Yona Zeldis McDonough was born in Hadera, Israel, and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Educated at Vassar College and Columbia University, she is the author of eight novels for adults. Her short fiction, essays, and articles have appeared in many national and literary publications. She is the fiction editor of Lilith Magazine, a feminist, Jewish magazine.

Illustrator: Chiara Fedele

Chiara Fedele was born in Milan, where she attended the Brera Academy. Her illustrations have appeared in many picture books, including Yaffa and Fatima: Shalom, Salaam and The Rabbi and the Reverend: Joachim Prinz, Martin Luther King Jr., and Their Fight Against Silence. Chiara also teaches drawing and painting techniques. She lives in Pavia, Italy.


Kirkus Reviews

“A quiet and loving story that lingers.”―Kirkus Reviews

Jewish Book Council

“This beau­ti­ful sto­ry incor­po­rates both tan­gi­ble and emo­tion­al expe­ri­ence with a sense of bal­ance and calm.”―Jewish Book Council


“A fanciful vision of global and familial connectedness.”―Booklist