Who's Got the Etrog?

Jane Kohuth and Elissambura, Kar-Ben Publishing, 08/01/2018

Auntie Sanyu builds a sukkah in her Ugandan garden. Curious wildlife―the Warthog, the Lion, the Giraffe, the Elephant, and other animals―come to celebrate the Sukkot holiday. They all want to shake the lulav and smell the etrog, but will selfish Warthog learn to share?

Yosef's Dream

Sylvia Rouss and Tamar Blumenfeld, Apples & Honey Press, 09/01/2016

Now a young man in Israel, Yosef remembers his past in Ethiopia, and the dream he had as a child, in which he was given a choice. Should he climb mountains with Gazelle, never belonging anywhere? Hide in the shadows, with Hyena? Or grab hold of Eagle s wings and be taken far, far away?

Yuvi's Candy Tree

Lesley Simpson and Janice Lee Porter, Kar-Ben Publishing, 01/01/2011

Fleeing famine in her native Ethiopia, five-year-old Yuvi is sure she will have a candy tree when she arrives in Jerusalem.

King Solomon and the Bee

Blu Greenberg, Linda Tarry and Avi Katz, Crocodile Books(Inteu), 01/21/2010

An imaginative tale of the story of King Solomon and Princess Makeda from Ethiopia, who marries the Hebrew king and becomes the Queen of Sheba. Their bi-racial son, Ben LeHaham-Menelik sets off to meet his father in the land of Israel and then returns with many Jewish people to help him run his kingdom.

The Rabbi's Cat 2

Joann Sfar and Alexis Siegel, Pantheon, 01/01/2008

Joann Sfar's beloved, humorous, and wise talking cat is back for more beautifully illustrated adventures in Algiers and across Africa in the 1930s.

Day of Delight: A Jewish Sabbath in Ethiopia

Maxine Rose Schur and Brian Pinkney, Dial, 10/01/1994

This beautifully illustrated story transports its readers to the Ethiopian highlands, to share one of the many traditions of the Amharic-speaking Jews live there.

Sabrina: The Girl with A Hole in Her Heart

Wendy Lewis and Diane Lucas, Two Dolphins Publishing, 08/01/2011

Sabrina, a 10 year old girl from a rural village in Zanzibar, must decide whether to leave her family and fly to a faraway place for a surgery that could save her life.

Daughters of the Ark

Anna Morgan, , 10/01/2005

In 939 B.C.E. a daring girl and her priestly Jewish family journey from Jerusalem to Ethiopia with the son of Solomon and Sheba secretly transporting the Ark of the Covenant, the most important symbol of their faith.

The Rabbi's Cat

Joann Sfar, New York, Pantheon Books, 01/01/2005

The Rabbi’s Cat tells the wholly unique story of a rabbi, his daughter, and their talking cat–a philosopher brimming with scathing humor and surprising tenderness.

The Wisdom Bird: A Tale of Solomon and Sheba

Sheldon oberman and Neil Waldman, , 09/01/2000

A Biblical tale of Solomon and Sheba.

Faraway Home

Jane Kurtz and E.B. Lewis, , 03/06/2000

As her father prepares for a trip back to his childhood home in Ethiopia, Desta begins to worry: Where does her father truly belong, in the village of his youth or here in America with her?

The Storyteller's Beads

Jane Kurtz, , 04/15/1998

Running for their lives to escape the political upheaval in Ethiopia, two young girls from different faiths form an unlikely friendship.

On the Wings of Eagles: An Ethiopian Boy's Story

Jeffrey Schrier, , 04/01/1998

An Ethiopian Jewish boy recounts the story of Israel's 1991 airlift rescue of his threatened people.

King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Blu Greenberg, Linda Tarry and Avi Katz, , 10/01/1997

Queen Makeda sets out to learn whether King Solomon truly possesses the wisdom of the ages.

When I Left My Village

Maxine Rose Schur and Brian Pinkney, , 01/01/1996

An Ethiopian Jewish family leaves their oppressed mountain village to make a difficult and treacherous journey in the hope of reaching freedom in Israel.