May is Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month and we at Brookens are excited to recognize and honor the over 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture.

How can you take part?  Satisfy your inner-scholar by checking out some of our great resources like Jewish American and Holocaust Literature: representation in the postmodern world  or perhaps peruse this electronically available journal authored by the American Jewish Historical Society.

As part of our celebration, Brookens is adding the critically-acclaimed novel Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer to our collection along with the film of the same name starring Elijah Wood.  Read or watch as a young Jewish American man searches for a woman who saved his grandfather during the Holocaust.  Look for these items on our shelves very soon!

We also welcome you to enjoy the poetry and writings of Jewish American authors such as  Allen Ginsberg, Adrienne Rich, and Gertrude Stein.

Jewish American achievements are prevalent in both our culture and, consequently, in our library collection!  For more, check out our WorldCat Book List.

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