THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF KAIFENG, CHINA
1175 Twelve-year-old Reyna Li isn't psychic, although sometimes it seems that way. She has an uncanny ability to see people's hearts through their body language. Reyna's gift has helped her father, Yehuda (a leader in Old China's Jewish community) become a successful trader, but it has also alienated Reyna from her friends. When the mysterious Mr. Virat makes Yehuda an offer he can't refuse, Reyna's intuition leads her into a daring rescue attempt in the desert hundreds of miles from home. Join Reyna as she discovers and rediscovers herself, the blessings of the mother she never knew, and the true meaning of being Jewish.
* Jewish emigration to China
* Life in the Song Dynasty of China, 1175
* Chinese culture and the silk-making trade
* Traditional Jewish rituals and practice
* Jewish community and Jewish values
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Reyna and the Jade Star
- Grades 2-7
- 72 pages
- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
- Full color illustrations