Annal: 1970 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

Results of the National Book Award in the year 1970.

Book:A Day of Pleasure

A Day of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer’s memories of his youth in Poland make a powerful, brilliant children’s book. The author lays out a panorama of Jewish life in the city—the rabbis in black velvet and gabardine, the shopkeepers, the street urchins and schoolboys, the poverty, the confusion, the excitement of the prewar time. But even more, the author reveals himself; and the torments and mysteries that plagued him as a child will make his stories fascinating to other children.

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