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Bethany Shondark Mandel is a conservative American author and political and cultural commentator who writes for The Federalist, The Jewish Daily Forward and Acculturated. She was named one of "36 under 36" by The Jewish Week in 2013 and one of the "Forward 50" in 2015
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Frederick Douglass
Prophet of Freedom
by David W. Blight (Jan 07, 2020)
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**Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History** “Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–...
Bethany S. Mandel
Jun 21, 2020
I’ve gotten into these obscenely long biographies of great Americans in the last year. Also loved Chernow’s Washington and the Frederick Douglass book by David Blight. Plan to dive into Hamilton by Chernow next. Other recommendations along these lines?     source
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Washington
A Life
by Ron Chernow (Sep 27, 2011)
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A gripping portrait of the first president of the United States from the author of Alexander Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical.Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by n...
Bethany S. Mandel
Jun 21, 2020
I’ve gotten into these obscenely long biographies of great Americans in the last year. Also loved Chernow’s Washington and the Frederick Douglass book by David Blight. Plan to dive into Hamilton by Chernow next. Other recommendations along these lines?     source
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Barack Obama
Grant
by Ron Chernow (Sep 25, 2018)
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The #1 New York Times bestseller. New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an ...
Bethany S. Mandel
Jun 21, 2020
This book is obscenely long and sometimes dragged. But at the end when you find out Grant had chosen Union and Confederate generals to be his pallbearers, I cried. He was a great American.     source
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Balloons over Broadway
The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards))
by Melissa Sweet (Nov 01, 2011)
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2012 Sibert Medal Winner Everyone’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these "upside-down puppets"? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet ...
Bethany S. Mandel
Nov 16, 2019
With thanksgiving coming up, we’ve been reading this great book nonstop. First heard about it from Read Aloud Revival (if you have kids look her up ASAP)     source
When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanithi (Jan 12, 2016)
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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decades worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chro...
Bethany S. Mandel
Nov 16, 2019
More Shabbat reading recommendations: This book was breathtaking and such a powerful advertisement for the joy of parenthood.     source
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The Read-Aloud Handbook
Seventh Edition
by Jim Trelease (Jun 24, 2013)
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The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to childrenrevised and updated Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Treleases beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations a...
Bethany S. Mandel
Nov 13, 2019
Also: Read Aloud Revival (all parents should check it out), this is another great book for all parents: and we like Beautiful Feet Books curriculum too (lots of literature based options on world cultures, history, character etc)     source
For the Children's Sake
Foundations of Education for Home and School
by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay (Jun 17, 2009)
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Shows parents and teachers how children's learning experiences can be extended to every aspect of life, giving them a new richness, stability, and joy for living.Every parent and teacher wants to give his or her children the best education possible. We hope that the education we provide is a joyful adventure, a celebration of life, and preparation ...
Bethany S. Mandel
Nov 13, 2019
More: AmblesideOnline has lots of info and an amazing curriculum, Exploring Nature with Children is a great preschool curriculum and this book is a great place to start too:     source