Mrs. Katz and Tush
Author: Patricia Polacco
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African American, Friends and Friendship, Jewish Experience
In this special Passover story, Larnel Moore, a young African-American boy, and Mrs. Katz, an elderly Jewish woman, develop an unusual friendship through their mutual concern for an abandoned cat named Tush. Together they explore the common themes of suffering and triumph in each of their cultures.