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Friday, March 20, 2020

PragmaticMom Blog Recommends Jewish Books

Mia Wenjen is the co-founder of Multicultural Children's Book Day, the blogger at Pragmatic Mom, and the author of the picture book Sumo Joe and the resource guide Best #OwnVoices Children's Books. When I learned about her #OwnVoices guide, I was excited to see whether Jewish books were included. I was glad to find that there were Jewish titles among her recommendations, but disappointed that they represented only the Holocaust experience. Luckily, Mia was open to further recommendations. She expressed some frustration in identifying the Jewish background of authors to determine whether their books qualified as #OwnVoices, and was glad of assistance.

I sent Mia a list of Jewish #OwnVoices titles that I thought she might like, and the result is this lovely post in which she reviews the books in her own voice! I'm so pleased that I was able to help Mia bring some worthy Jewish titles to a wider audience.


 

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