Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu; HarperCollins, 2005

From Asser Levy’s first fight against anti-Semitism in the New World, through director Steven Spielberg’s work to establish the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, this book for young readers presents the exciting and rich contributions Jewish Americans have made to American history.


“Rappaport presents an eclectic group of Jewish Americans whose lives show what has been achieved in the ‘promised land.’ Children will come away with an idea of how Jews and the U.S. have benefited one another.” Booklist

“Using information taken from books, articles, personal accounts, diaries, journals and interviews, Rappaport recreates momentary accomplishments or significant episodes in the lives of 13 Jewish American.” Kirkus Reviews