Description - Dear Mr. Dickens by Nancy Churnin

*2021 Winner of the National Jewish Book Award in the Children's Literature Category*

*2022 Sydney Taylor Book Award Honor for Picture Books*

*Chicago Public Library Best Informational Books for Younger Readers 2021*

*The Best Jewish Children's Books of 2021, Tablet Magazine*

In Eliza Davis's day, Charles Dickens was the most celebrated living writer in England. But some of his books reflected a prejudice that was all too common at the time: prejudice against Jewish people. Eliza was Jewish, and her heart hurt to see a Jewish character in Oliver Twist portrayed as ugly and selfish. She wanted to speak out about how unfair that was, even if it meant speaking out against the great man himself. So she wrote a letter to Charles Dickens. What happened next is history.

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