The book rescuer : how a mensch from Massachusetts saved Yiddish literature for generations to come

Title
The book rescuer : how a mensch from Massachusetts saved Yiddish literature for generations to come

Author
Macy, Sue,

Edition
First edition.

Publication Information
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2019]

ISBN
9781481472203

Physical Description
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

Target Audience
Ages 4-8.
 
Grade K to 3.

Language
English

Abstract
Over the last forty years, Aaron Lansky has jumped into dumpsters, rummaged around musty basements, and crawled through cramped attics. He did all of this in pursuit of a particular kind of treasure, and he's found plenty. Lansky's treasure was any book written in Yiddish, the language of generations of European Jews. When he started looking for Yiddish books, experts estimated there might be about 70,000 still in existence. Since then, the MacArthur Genius Grant recipient has collected close to 1.5 million books, and he's finding more every day.

Personal Subject
Lansky, Aaron, 1955--Juvenile literature.
 
Lansky, Aaron, 1955-

Corporate Subject
National Yiddish Book Center (U.S.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
 
National Yiddish Book Center (U.S.) -- History.

Subject Term
Book collectors -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
 
Jewish men -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
 
Yiddish language -- Revival -- Juvenile literature.
 
Book collectors -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford -- Biography.
 
Jewish men -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford -- Biography.
 
Yiddish language -- Revival.

Genre
Picture books.
 
Biographies.

Added Author
Innerst, Stacy


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