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