The Jewish Little House on the Prairie

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Sydney Taylor’s beloved children’s classic All-of-a-Kind Family is being resurrected by Lizzie Skurnick books. The series of books follows the lives of a Jewish family of four girls and their brother living in pre-WWI New York.

These are not only personal favorites of mine and personal favorites of readers, they’re a piece of a very important period in New York history and in Jewish history,” said Skurnick. Taylor wrote “so deftly and so wonderfully that a reader gets much more of a complete picture of the period and the characters than you would from reading Our Crowd. I also think these are the Jewish Little House on the Prairie books and so we want to maintain them for readers who value them right now and also so young readers can have the series too.


Lyz's writing has been published in the New York Times Motherlode, Jezebel, Aeon, Pacific Standard, and others. Her book on midwestern churches is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. She has her MFA from Lesley and skulks about on Twitter @lyzl. Lyz is a member of The Rumpus Advisory Board and a full-time staff writer for the Columbia Journalism Review. More from this author →