Book Reviews:
The Christmas Menorahs: How A Town Fought Hate


Cited for excellence by:

  • Children’s Book Council

  • National Council for Social Studies

  • American Association of Booksellers

  • Sidney Taylor Book Awards Committee, Association of Jewish Libraries

  • Skipping Stones Book Awards


“Thank you Janice Cohn for all your work to record this inspiring event which occurred in Billings, Montana in 1993…this touching, unforgettable book will inspire generations to come to speak out against hatred.  If I had a magic wand, I would wish this book into every household.”

 —Skipping Stones Magazine


“A must-have book for all ages—child and adult. Powerful.”

 —American Bookseller


“[An] Inspiring true story”

 —Instructor Magazine


“[An] important story about religious freedom”

 —Library Talk


 “A fine book for parents and teachers who want to discuss prejudice and hate crimes with their children, with background information provided in the introduction.” 



“Although this says juvenile literature, I think it is a book that everyone should read or have read to them.”

 —State Library Division, State of Utah


“The holidays may be over, but this triumphant true tale of contagious good will from Billings, Montana will delight grade-schoolers all year long.” 

—Austin American Statesman