The All-of-a-Kind Family is Back!

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 8:00 am

I am very happy that one of my favorite book series is back in print, Sydney Taylor’s warm, funny All of a Kind Family stories about a turn-of-the-last century Jewish family in New York, inspired by Taylor’s own family. The title comes from the children — all girls, at least until a brother finally arrives later on in the series.

Born in 1904 on New York’s Lower East Side, Sydney Taylor was one of the first authors of children’s books centered on Jewish characters, and is especially known for the immensely popular All-of-a-Kind Family series. The Sydney Taylor Book Award is given each year by the Jewish Association of Libraries to a book for young people that authentically portrays the Jewish experience. Many thanks to Lizzie Skurnick Books for making this outstanding series available.

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