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The Resource A moon for Moe & Mo, Jane Breskin Zalben ; illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini

A moon for Moe & Mo, Jane Breskin Zalben ; illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini

Label
A moon for Moe & Mo
Title
A moon for Moe & Mo
Statement of responsibility
Jane Breskin Zalben ; illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini
Title variation
Moon for Moe and Mo
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Moses Feldman and Mohammed Hassan both live on Flatbush Avenue, but when they meet at the grocery store they quickly become best friends, sharing a picnic while their families prepare for the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Ramadan
Character
Review
The tale of a nascent friendship between Moses Feldman and Mohammed Hassan, two kids from Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York; they have different backgrounds...yet so many things in common. Moe and Mo meet by chance at the grocery store where their moms happen to be shopping. Because of their similar curly dark hair, brown eyes, and olive-toned skin, Moe and Mo are mistaken for twins by the store owner, who gives them each a falafel. They are also quick to realize that they share more than just a similar look and have the same—at times reckless—passion for sweets and bouncing balls. Weeks pass, and they return to the store, Mrs. Feldman for Rosh Hashanah, the holiday celebrating the Jewish New Year, and Mrs. Hassan for Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. The kids' mothers are not indifferent to the developing camaraderie and agree to a picnic bringing the two families together to enjoy rugelach and date cookies. Author Zalben and illustrator Amini are immensely successful in creating parallels between the two boys' lives, with each aspect mirrored both in the narrative and graphically. Amini's vibrant collages capture both the busyness of the neighborhood and the growing friendship between the families. Completing the educational effort are two succinct informational sheets on both Rosh Hashanah and Ramadan along with two recipes for each tradition. A gem. (Picture book. 3-7) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10734136
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zalben, Jane Breskin
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 0
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Amini, Mehrdokht
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish families
  • Muslim families
  • Friendship
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Flatbush Avenue (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Jews
  • Muslims
  • Ramadan
  • Rosh ha-Shanah
  • Jews
  • Muslims
  • Friendship
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Friendship
  • Jewish families
  • Muslim families
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship
Target audience
primary
Label
A moon for Moe & Mo, Jane Breskin Zalben ; illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1011608985
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781580897273
Lccn
2016009219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1011608985
Label
A moon for Moe & Mo, Jane Breskin Zalben ; illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1011608985
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781580897273
Lccn
2016009219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1011608985

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