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  • Rebecca is put in charge of the new neighbors' baby-and a kidnapper is on the loose in New York City! So when a strange boy shows up asking a few too many questions about the baby, Rebecca starts to worry. Could the child be in danger? Includes an il...


  • Rebecca's teacher assigns the class to make Christmas decorations--but Rebecca's family is Jewish and doesn't celebrate Christmas. Her teacher tells her that Christmas is a national holiday, for all Americans to celebrate. Although her parents came f...


  • "Let's make a movie " Rebecca thinks this is a grand idea, but when her gentle cousin Ana plays the role of a cruel factory boss, the fun turns sour. Once Rebecca learns the truth about factories, though, she begins to see why Ana acted so mean. A fe...


  • Rebecca and her neighbor, Mr. Rossi, seem to be having bad luck. When Mr. Rossi sprains his wrist, Rebecca takes over the care and feeding of his pigeons--and discovers a strange black pigeon with an eerie message warning Mr. Rossi of danger. Where d...


  • Rebecca and Ana are spending spring vacation volunteering at a Japanese garden in Brooklyn. Rebecca is enchanted by the lush landscape of ferns and waterfalls, the exotic orchids, and the gardener's beautiful wife. Yet everything Rebecca does there t...


  • Ten-year-old Marie has been given a rare opportunity to dance at the Paris Opera, but her success is marred by the jealousy of her fellow dancers and the poverty she sees around her in pre-Revolutionary Paris...



  • Rebecca Rubin longs to be the center of attention, but it's not easy in a family of five children! When mysterious cousin Max, the actor, tells her the secret to pleasing an audience, Rebecca can hardly wait to try it out. Then she learns that her yo...






  • More than 2,000 years ago, the Maccabees in Jerusalem celebrated their first Hanukkah by lighting oil in a special holder called a menorah. Now, it's Nathan's turn to celebrate Hanukkah and to search for a perfect menorah of his very own. Joined by h...


  • Kidnapped from their parents during the Portuguese Inquisition, Maria and Isobel Ben Lazar were sent to a remote Brazilian monastery. In 1654, they escape and stow away on separate ships. Maria lands in Amsterdam, searching for 12-year-old Isobel and...


  • Kidnapped from her parents during the Portuguese Inquisition, 12-year old Isobel BenLazar was sent to work as a slave at a remote Brazilian monastery. In 1654, Isobel escapes and stows away on a ship bound for Amsterdam, searching for her family. But...


  • At last, cousin Ana has arrived at Ellis Island, and Rebecca can't wait to meet her. She's sure they'll be just like sisters, doing everything together. It's crowded with two families in one small apartment, but Rebecca is happy to share everything w...


  • On her tenth birthday, Rebecca can hardly believe it when cousin Max invites her to join him for a day at his movie studio to watch a movie being made Although her parents don't approve of actors or movies, Mama relents and says Rebecca may go. At t...


  • On a family outing to the famous amusement park, Coney Island, Rebecca sets off with her cousin Ana to enjoy the rides and games. The one thing dampening the fun is her big brother, Victor--if only he would stop being so bossy! Fuming, Rebecca resolv...


  • Rebecca is off to summer camp, where she can't wait to swim, canoe, and meet new girls. She loves the shivery tales told around the campfire and seeing the stars and fireflies at night, but making friends turns out to be harder than she expected. Wha...


  • Symphony conductor Don Fernando longs to hear the sounds of the shofar. Like other conversos during the Spanish Inquisition, he has to hide his Jewish religion and pretend to follow the teachings of the church. But when he is asked to perform a conce...


  • Tommy’s classmates tease him about his Israeli accent and the way he speaks English. But his knowledge of Hebrew makes him a hero when a policeman and his dog come to visit Tommy’s school....


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  • Raised a Catholic, when 12-year-old Miguel suddenly learns that his ancestors were Jewish, his world seems to turn upside down. Rushing from the house, he becomes lost in the desert. Captured by a band of Apaches, after a daring escape he meets Rushi...


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