Eliza Davis knew Charles Dickens was a great man. He was the most celebrated living writer in England, and his books encouraged compassion for the poor and downtrodden. But some of his books reflected certain prejudice, one that was all to 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, selfish, and worse. She wanted to speak out about how unfair that was. But how do you speak out against someone as admired as Charles Dickens?
Eliza knew she had the same things he had - a pen, paper, and something to say. So she wrote a letter to Charles Dickens. And what happened next is history.
Written by Nancy Churnin and illustrated by Bethany Stancliffe.
Hard cover, 32 pages.
First 30 copies come with a special Dear Mr. Dickens bookmark and a bookplate signed by the author!