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Sitting shiva  Cover Image Book Book

Sitting shiva / Erin Silver ; illustrated by Michelle Theodore.

Silver, Erin, 1980- (author.). Theodore, Michelle, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781459827721
  • ISBN: 1459827724
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: [Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2022.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"A little girl grieves the loss of her mother, but she can't grieve alone. When her friends and family arrive at her house to sit shiva, laden with cakes and stories, she refuses to come downstairs. But the laughter and memories gradually bring her into the fold, where she is comforted by her community. By the end of the book, she feels stronger and more nourished, and she understands the beautiful tradition. Then, when sees her father sitting alone, she is able to comfort him in his time of need. Sitting Shiva is a beautiful, heartfelt story about grief and loss, but also about comfort and community. It shows that no matter what religion you practice, we are all more similar than we are different. A note from the author explains the ritual of sitting shiva, a seven-day period of mourning for the death of a family member observed in Jewish homes"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
AD560L Lexile
Decoding demand: 73 (high) Semantic demand: 64 (high) Syntactic demand: 74 (high) Structure demand: 90 (very high) Lexile
Subject: Grief > Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Juvenile fiction.
Funeral rites and ceremonies > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 4 of 6 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 4 copies available at Jefferson County.


  • 0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Jefferson County Library-Arnold E LIFE SILVER (Text) 30061100062930 Easy Books Available -
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Jefferson County Library-Northwest E LIFE SILVER (Text) 30051100062949 Juvenile New Books Available -
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