“Polacco has outdone herself with these joyful, energetic illustrations, her vibrant colors even richer and more intense than usual, while authentic details enhance the interest. A unique piece of Americana.” –Kirkus Reviews, pointer review
“In this moving picture book, the hatred sometimes engendered by racial and religious differences is overpowered by the love of people who recognize their common humanity.” –Booklist, starred, boxed review
“The text conveys a tremendous pride of heritage as it brims with rich images from her characters’ African American and Russian Jewish cultures–A tribute to the strength of all family bonds.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review
From the Trade Paperback edition.