Suburban Mosaic

Mrs. Katz and Tush

Mrs. Katz and Tush

By Patricia Polacco

Grades K-2 Title

Mrs. Katz is a lonely Jewish widow and Larnel is a young African American boy. Their friendship begins when Larnel gives the old woman a scagly kitten. During their daily visits, Mrs. Katz tells stories of her life and of the similar experiences Jews and African Americans had in coming to this country.

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