Treasured Polish Recipes for Americans
by Polanie Club (Polanie Publishing)
Another charmingly old-fashioned product from the Polanie
Women's Club, this has long been the best basic overview of Polish cooking
for the English-reading audience. Accompanied by delightful folk illustrations
from Marya Werten, it also includes brief overviews of major holidays.
Polish Customs, Traditions, & Folklore
by Sophie Hodorowicz Knab (Hippocrene Books)
An excellent folkloric overview of the entire yearly
cycle of customs and celebrations. (Adult readers.)
Dancing with Dziadziu by
Bartoletti & Nelson (Harcourt Brace)
A wonderful children's book in which the family prepares
Easter out-of-season in the old Polish way for a dying grandmother.
All the above can be found at the best Polish bookstore
in America, Polonia Bookstore online
or at their elegant Chicago location. They offer a wide selection of Polish
heritage books and literature in English and a full selection of Polish
language books, art books, magazines, music, and cards.
Coloring Books for Children:
Poland A Book to Color and Polish-American
Book to Color
by C. Katafiasz & C. Macaro (Artic Circle Press),
available at St. Mary's Bookstore and Giftstore of National Shrine of Czestochowa,
Doylestown, PA (Tel. 215-345-0600)
Treasured Polish Songs with English Translations
Polanie Club (Polanie Publishing)
This book offers sheet music, Polish and English lyrics
for folk songs, art songs, and religious songs.
The Assumption B.V.M. Hymnal contains
words and music for much Polish (and Polish-American) Catholic life,
including hymns and music for special liturgical events, etc. Contact
the PAJ Bookstore.
For cassettes of Polish Easter hymns, contact St. Mary's
Bookstore at Orchard Lake.
For CDs and cassettes of Polish popular, classical, and
folk music, contact Polonia Bookstore, Chicago.
For a CD recording by Gaudeamus as well as complete text
booklets in either Polish or English, contact the St. Mary's College Bookstore
at Orchard Lake, Tel. 248-683-0321.
For Polish Books, CD's, videos, and gifts in the U.S.,
see Polonia Bookstore (Chicago),
PolArt (FL), The Polish American
Journal Bookstore, the Polish
Museum of America Gift Shop (Chgo), or the Bookstore at St. Mary's
College of Orchard Lake (MI). Also try to Polish
Art Center of Hamtramck (MI).
Online, consult the very useful archives of the Polish
To set a table with traditional Boleslawiec pottery
from the Slask region, visit the Polish