Hanukkah is an-eight day Jewish Festival of Lights commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple. It is marked by the lighting of eight successive candles in a menorah. Potato latkes or pancakes are a favorite food on this holiday. This year it falls on the same day as Thanksgiving.
Hanukkah books are available in braille from a number of different sources.
Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights by Leslie Kimmelman is available from Seedlings. It has 22 cardboard pages in print and contracted braille and is designed for readers from age 2-5. It tells about the traditions of Hanukkah.
How I Saved Hanukkah by Amy Goldman Koss is the story of a girl who decides to make Hanukkah the biggest festival in town. Available from Seedlings in contracted braille. 77 pages, for readers ages 7-10.
Latke the Lucky Dog by by Ellen Fischer and Tiphanie Beeke
On the first night of Hanukkah, a family rescues a golden brown dog from the animal shelter and names it Latke in honor of the beginning of the holiday. Each night, he gets in a bit of trouble – eating a platter of sufganiyot (fried donuts), tearing open presents, chewing up candles – and each night the family gets a little angry, and then forgives him. A new pet is a growing experience for both the family and the pup, but this charming book focuses on Latke’s gratitude for being taken in (“I am one lucky dog!”) and forgiven. A brief description of the holiday is included. Ages 4 and up.
Winnie the Pooh and the Hanukkah Dreidel by Spark Moor is a braille board book for young readers.