a quilt-poem for yom kippur

by marjorieingall on October 7, 2011

From a sweet children’s book called Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts About Peace, by Anna Grossnickle Hines. It seems appropriate for the Days of Awe, no?

Both this book and the brilliant (as I’ve written before — honestly, can’t say enough about this book) This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness┬áby (Newbery Honor-winning, whoo!) Joyce Sidman would be wonderful not-necessarily-Jewish-but-High-Holiday-appropriate books to read around Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur with your kids.

Actually, I think all ADULTS should read This Is Just To Say. It is genius on so many levels. Maybe if you and your kids are visual/tactile learners with a fondness for the textile arts, go for the Hines book, and if you and your kids are word people go for the Sidman. G’mar chatimah tova.

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