Chanukah on the Prairie is the perfect introduction to a little known slice of American Jewish history. As many Eastern European Jews immigrated to America, a small few traveled beyond New York City to the West. There, in the rolling plains, Jews from all over Eastern Europe came together to make a new home. Based upon true events, this poignant story by Burt E. Schuman, with beautiful illustrations by Rosalind Charney Kaye, follows the journey of the Zalcmans as they travel from their small village in Poland to Ellis Island and ultimately to Grand Forks, North Dakota. This story is a wonderful addition to any collection. Join in the joy as the new immigrants celebrate their first Chanukah in a new land.