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As the Holiday Season Begins…Happy Hanukkah to All Who Celebrate!

This year’s celebration of the Festival of Lights begins the evening of Sunday, November 28, 2021. The festival continues for a total of eight nights. Here are a couple of noteworthy Hanukkah resources we found:

Jeremy’s Dreidel, a book for young children, tells the story of a boy who makes a dreidel, a spinning top used at Hanukkah celebrations, for his father, who is blind. Jeremy creates a braille dreidel in a workshop with other children. His project draws a great deal of attention from his workshop mates, helping to increase awareness of the needs of people with vision impairments, particularly during the holidays. Read the review from LibraryThing to learn more about Jeremy’s Dreidel.

Hanukkah Books in Braille

A number of books for young readers about Hanukkah are published in braille and available from a variety of sources. For example, Hanukkah Lights tells about the traditions of the festival; The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes describes how a young girl includes her elderly neighbor in the family’s festivities. Read more about these and other books in the article from Paths to Literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired: Hanukkah Books in Braille.