A Star of David Necklace or a Rosary?
In Poland, 1939, a young Jewish girl must reject one of these and accept the other without understanding why. Her mother is forced to make a heartbreaking sacrifice to keep her daughter safe. Originally an award-winning short story, The Crystal Beads, Lalka's Journey, will be available as a children's picture book in 2022.
"Concerned parents often ask if children can handle the subject of the Holocaust.
The answer is, yes, if its story is told with subtlety and grace as true
in The Crystal Beads and where the tragedy is redeemed by love."
--Rabbi Mark W. Kiel