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Hanukkah Books in Braille


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.


Cover of Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights


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


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.








The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes

The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes by Linda Glaser tells the story of a young girl who finds a way to include her elderly neighbor in the family's Hanukkah celebration.  Available from National Braille Press in contracted braille.  Ages 4-8.







Cover of It's a Miracle!


It's a Miracle:  A Hanukkah Storybook by Stephanie Spinner celebrates miracles and family stories.  Available from National Braille Press in print/braille.  For ages 4-8.







Cover of Winnie the Pooh and the Hanukkah Dreidel


Winnie the Pooh and the Hanukkah Dreidel by Spark Moor is a braille board book for young readers.






Hanukkah books in Braille



Posted on November 17, 2013
Updated on: February 8, 2018