The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come

Join us for a free family-friendly event at the Yiddish Book Center on Sunday, May 12 @ 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. EDT

Join us for a reading of The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come, followed by a hands-on show-and-tell of early 20th century Yiddish children’s illustrated books. 

Families are then invited to explore the Center’s new exhibition, Yiddish: A Global Culture, with a family guide featuring the Center’s mascot, Tsiggy the Goat. Kids can search for exhibit highlights and add stickers to their guides as they explore. Programs are presented free on Sunday, May 12, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

This event is being presented as part of the 2024 Mass Kids Literature Festival.

In 2024, the Massachusetts Center for the Book is piloting Mass Kids Lit Fest in the Pioneer Valley, with plans to expand statewide in future years. Help us build excitement around books and reading! This geographically dispersed festival will take place from May 6 to 12 across Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin counties. The festival showcases Massachusetts-based children’s and YA authors and will feature a few different types of events.

Cover of The Book Rescuer. Illustration of man holding book with diverse crowd behind him.

This event is free and open to the public at the Yiddish Book Center. Seating is first come first served.