Historical Fiction for Kids: Rivka’s Presents
Rivka’s Presents is a beautifully illustrated historical fiction book that will help kids understand the past and present in a meaningful way.
The story is set during the flu pandemic of 1918, so children will be able to connect with this book personally.
It’s interesting to note both the similarities and differences between then and now.
By reading about this book, children can learn to appreciate the strength and resilience of others who were impacted by real events.
It can also open the door to great discussions about their own experiences these last few years.
Order your hardcover copy of Rivka’s Presents today!
Random House Studio
Pub Date 7/11/23
In this heartwarming story about the importance of community, a little Jewish girl living on the Lower East Side during the flu pandemic of 1918 can’t start school because her father is sick, so she makes a trade with her neighbors: chores for lessons.
It’s 1918 on the Lower East Side of New York City, and Rivka is excited to start school.
But when her papa gets sick with the flu, her mama has to go to work at the shirtwaist factory and Rivka needs to stay home and take care of her little sister.
But Rivka figures out a way to learn anyway: she trades chores with the grocer, the tailor, and an elderly neighbor for lessons.
As the seasons change, Rivka finds she can count pennies for the iceman and read the labels on jars of preserve.
And one day, Papa is no longer sick, and Rivka can finally start school!
Full kindness and love for your neighbors, here is a story that introduces life on the Lower East Side for a Jewish family during the flu pandemic of 1918.
3 to 7 years old
Preschool to 2nd Grade
Children’s Historical Fiction
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