Mrs. Katz & Tush

Book cover for Mrs Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco
Author

Patricia Polacco

Illustrator

Patricia Polacco

Book Summary

Larnel doesn’t know his neighbor, Mrs. Katz, very well, until he asks her to adopt an abandoned kitten. Mrs. Katz agrees on one condition: that Larnel help her take care of the kitten she names Tush. When Larnel starts spending more and more time with Mrs. Katz to help with Tush, Mrs. Katz tells him stories about coming to America from Poland and about the good times she spent with her late husband. As Larnel grows to love Mrs. Katz, he also learns about the suffering and triumphs Black history shares with the Jewish heritage.

Jewish, Black history, Connection, Liberation

Age Range
Ages 12+ (grades 8 and up), Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3), Ages 9 to 12 (grades 4-7)
ISBN #
9780440409366
Publisher
Dragonfly Books
Book Category
Judaism & Jewish Identity
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