Showing posts from July, 2020

"Finally, Jewish kids' books are starting to reflect the diversity of Judaism"

I am pleased to announce that I have written an article for The Forward , the famous Jewish newspaper founded in 1897 and originally published in Yiddish. It is entitled "Finally, Jewish kids' books are starting to reflect the diversity of Judaism." I referenced Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop's well-known metaphor about "mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors" to explain that all children need to read Jewish books that reflect the diversity of the Jewish community, and I shared a few personal favorite titles. Read THE FORWARD Article For those of you who would like to learn about additional titles, please take a look at my growing Diverse Jewish Kidlit bibliography. See DIVERSE JEWISH KIDLIT Bibliography

The Bubbes and the Zaides

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST     |    READ THE TRANSCRIPT     |    BUY THE BOOK     🕮    This episode is all about grandparents. We hear from David Raphael, co-founder of the Jewish Grandparents Network, and we enjoy the audiobook Bubbe & Zaide , written and voiced by Anne-Marie Asner along with the famous actor Ed Asner as Zaide. You may remember Anne-Marie from our December 2019 episode, when she told us about her Yiddish-inspired picture book series, Matzah Ball Books.  Learn more:   Jewish Grandparents Network Pop Up Stories Bubbe & Zaide by Anne-Marie Asner Matzah Ball Books December 2019 podcast with Anne-Marie Asner   Guest recommendations: Boosting Black Voices David suggests the New York Times columns of Charles M. Blow and Roxane Gay Anne-Marie suggests Beloved by Toni Morrison CREDITS: Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel   Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band     Facebook Discussion Group: Jewish Kidl