Mitzvah Pizza

Sarah Lynn Scheerger (Author) Deborah Melmon (Illustrator)
Backorder (temporarily out of stock)

Product Details

Price
$17.98
Publisher
Kar-Ben Publishing (R)
Publish Date
May 01, 2019
Pages
32
Dimensions
9.8 X 0.4 X 9.8 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Library Binding
EAN/UPC
9781541521704

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Sarah Lynn Scheerger is a writer and licensed clinical social worker who works with at-risk youth. She's the author of The Opposite of Love, which was selected for School Library Journal's "What's hot in YA" list. She lives with her husband and children in California.
Deborah Melmon has been a freelance illustrator in the San Francisco Bay area for over 30 years. Among her many picture books are Picnic at Camp Shalom, Speak Up, Tommy, One Good Deed, and Chicken Soup, Chicken, Soup. Deborah lives with a comical Airedale Terrier named Mack.

Reviews

"This book may bring a surge of business to the Philadelphia pizzeria that inspired it. The walls of the Pizza Corner are covered with sticky notes, and at first Missy can't figure out why. 'Each sticky note, ' her father explains, 'represents a piece of pizza that somebody has already paid for, like a gift or a treat.' Missy's new friend Jane, a girl she met while waiting in line, needs help paying for her slice, for instance. Melmon's illustration of the line is one of the pleasures of the book. Every customer seems to have a full life story, and the picture uses almost every skin tone on the artist's palette. Ever since Hanukkah, Missy has been saving up her chore money for her day with Daddy, and if there's absolutely no suspense about how she's going to spend it, that's because many readers will be moved to go to the real-life pizza shop in Philadelphia and make a donation to the pizza fund. It's difficult not to be touched by the story, even when Scheerger's phrasing is slightly awkward. When Missy is thinking about what to do with her money, she says, 'my mouth is full, and so is my head.' Given the paucity of books about Jews of color, it's notable that Missy has East Asian features while her father presents white; Jane and her father both present white, and their need is treated with respect. Warm and affecting." --Kirkus Reviews

--Journal