Diverse Jewish Kidlit

This bibliography began as a blog post on June 1, 2017. To make it easier to update and access, I am creating this permanent page as part of The Book of Life website.

This is my effort to build a comprehensive list of kidlit (picture book through YA) that showcases diversity within the Jewish community. Here is my working list; if you are aware of additional titles please post a comment or send me an email. I've also created a sortable LibraryThing list, but a few of my titles are missing from their database.

I admit that I've approached this an in "Ashkenormative" way by using the label [Sephardic] but not [Ashkenazi]. Let me know if you think I should use both. And let me know if you think I should be using additional labels such as [Mizrahi].  Any opinions on the label [Latinx]? Is there anything else that you think I've mislabeled? Are there additional labels you think I should use?

FYI, I have not read all of these books and can't vouch for them. Full disclosure: some titles include IndieBound or Bookshop affiliate links that benefit The Book of Life Podcast.

This list is alphabetical by author, with diversity subject headings in brackets after each entry.

[Diverse Cast]
[Ethiopian Jews]
[Interfaith Family]
[Jewish/Gentile Friendship]
[Native American/Jewish]
[Nontraditional Gender Roles]


The Rabbi and the Reverend: Joachim Prinz, Martin Luther King Jr, and Their Fight Against Silence by Audrey Ades [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler [LGBT] YA

Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles by David A. Adler [Poverty] picture book

Anya's War by Andrea Alban [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Asian] YA 

Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship, LGBT] YA

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli [LGBT] YA 

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli [LGBT] YA

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Muslim] YA

Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama by Selina Alko [Interfaith Family] picture book

The Legend of Freedom Hill by Linda Jacobs Altman [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Black] picture book

Rashi's Daughter, Secret Scholar by Maggie Anton [Nontraditional Gender Roles] chapter book

Almost Flying by Jake Maia Arlow [LGBT] chapter book

Buen Shabat, Shabbat Shalom by Sarah Aroeste [Sephardic] picture book

Believe by Sarah Aronson [LGBT] YA

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden by Robert J. Avrech [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Native American] chapter book

All Kinds of Strong by Sharon Reiss Baker [Disability] picture book

Family Ties by Shoshana Banana [Diverse Cast] picture book

Antlers with Candles by Chris Barash [Black/Jewish] picture book

Fridays Are Special by Chris Barash [Black/Jewish] picture book

Havdalah Sky by Chris Barash [LGBT] picture book 

Wait, It's Friday by Chris Barash [Black/Jewish] picture book

The Magical Imperfect by Chris Baron [Disability] chapter book

I Am J by Cris Beam [LGBT] YA

Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar [Disability, Latinx/Jewish] chapter book

Letters from Cuba by Ruth Behar [Diverse Cast, Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Latinx/Jewish] chapter book

Zack by William Bell [Black/Jewish, Interfaith] chapter book

Four Sides, Eight Nights: A New Spin on Hanukkah by Rebecca Tova Ben-Zvi [Diverse Cast] picture book

Queen Vashti's Comfy Pants by Leah Berkowitz [Diverse Cast, Nontraditional Gender Roles] picture book

Around the World in One Shabbat by Durga Yael Bernhard [Diverse Cast] picture book

The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat by Barbara Bietz [Diverse Cast, Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Latinx] picture book

Sweet Tamales for Purim by Barbara Bietz [Diverse Cast, Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Latinx] picture book

I Love Matzah by Freidele Galya Soban Biniashvili [Diverse Cast] board book

Afikomen Mambo by Joe Black [Diverse Cast] picture book

More Precious Than Gold by Evelyn Mizrahi Blatt [Sephardic] chapter book

Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume [Interfaith Family] chapter book

Mira in the Present Tense by Sita Brahmachari [Indian/Jewish, Interfaith Family] chapter book

You Be You: The Kids Guide to Gender, Sexuality, and Family by Jonathan Branfman, translated into Yiddish by Lili Rosen chapter book

Ezra's BIG Shabbat Question by Aviva L. Brown [Black/Jewish] picture book

Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme
Lola Levine and the Halloween Scream
Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream
Lola Levine Is Not Mean
Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean
Lola Levine: Drama Queen
by Monica Brown [Latinx/Jewish] chapter books

If You Could Be My Friend: Letters of Mervet Akram Sha'ban and Galit Fink, presented by Litsa Boudalika [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Muslim] chapter book

Adopting Ahava by Jennifer Byrne [LGBT] picture book

Alma Presses Play by Tina Cane [Asian/Jewish] YA

Samir and Yonatan by Daniella Carmi [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Muslim] chapter book

The Enduring Ark by Joydeb Chitrakar [Indian/Jewish] picture book

Dear Mr. Dickens by Nancy Churnin [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

A Queen to the Rescue by Nancy Churnin [Nontraditional Gender Roles] picture book

Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank by Nancy Churnin [Black] picture book

Vive La Paris by Esme Raji Codell [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

Papa Jethro by Deborah Bodin Cohen [Interfaith Family] picture book

The Lost Ryū by Emi Watanabe Cohen [Asian/Jewish] chapter book

No Vacancy by Tziporah Cohen [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Poverty] chapter book

The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate by Janice Cohn [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert [Disability, Black/Jewish, LGBT] YA

The Unfinished Corner by Dani Colman [Black/Jewish, Diverse Cast] chapter book

The Story of Shabbat by Molly Cone [Diverse Cast] picture book

Radioactive! How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World by Winifred Conklin [Nontraditional Gender Roles] chapter book

Northern Lights: A Hanukkah Story by Diana Cohen Conway [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Jewish Holidays All Year Round: A Family Treasury by Ilene Cooper [Diverse Cast] chapter book

Sam I Am by Ilene Cooler [Interfaith Family] chapter book

I Am the Tree of Life: My Jewish Yoga Book by Rabbi Mychal Copeland [Diverse Cast] picture book

Audacity by Melanie Crowder [Poverty, Nontraditional Gender Roles] YA

Gabriel's Ark by Sandra R. Curtis [Disability] chapter book

Susie Q Fights Back by Jane Cutler [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

Hanukkah Moon by Deborah da Costa [Latinx/Jewish, Sephardic] picture book

Snow in Jerusalem by Deborah da Costa [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Muslim] picture book

It's Tot Shabbat! by Naomi Danis [Diverse Cast] picture book

I Love Jewish Faces by Debra B. Darvick [Diverse Cast] picture book

We Are Jewish Faces by Debra B. Darvick [Diverse Cast] picture book

Gravity by Sarah Deming [Latinx/Jewish] YA

Someday We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoskin [Asian, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] YA

Color Me In by Natasha Diaz [Black/Jewish] YA

A Cage Without Bars by Anne Dublin [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Sephardic] chapter book

44 Hours or Strike! by Anne Dublin [Nontraditional Gender Roles] chapter book

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love by Michelle Edwards [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Latinx] picture book

Max Makes a Cake by Michelle Edwards [Nontraditional Gender Roles] picture book

Ethan, Suspended by Pamela Ehrenberg [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas by Pamela Ehrenberg [Indian/Jewish] picture book

The New Queer Conscience by Adam Eli [LGBT] YA

The Edelweiss Pirates by Jennifer Elvgren [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

The Whispering Town by Jennifer Elvgren [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book 

Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba by Margarita Engle [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Latinx] chapter book

Repairing the World by Linda Epstein [LGBT] chapter book

A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Muslim] chapter book

The Mountain Jews and the Mirror by Ruchama Feuerman [Sephardic] picture book

Schools of Hope: How Julius Rosenwald Helped Change African American Education by Norman H. Finkelstein [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

To Bigotry No Sanction: The Story of the Oldest Synagogue in America by Leonard Everett Fisher [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

When Jackie and Hank Met by Cathy Goldberg Fishman [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Nonna's Hanukkah Surprise by Karen Fisman [Interfaith Family] picture book

We Go to Shul by Douglas Florian [Diverse Cast] picture book

Armstrong & Charlie by Steven B. Frank [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman [Indian/Jewish, Interfaith Family] chapter book

I Wanna Be Your Shoebox by Cristina Garcia [Asian/Jewish, Interfaith Family, Latinx/Jewish] chapter book

Jeremy's Dreidel by Ellie Gellman [Disability] picture book

Lily & Dunkin by Donna Gephart [Disability, LGBT] chapter book

The Inquisitor's Tale, or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

Yaffa and Fatima: Shalom, Salaam by Fawzia Gilani-Williams [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Muslim] picture book

Hannah's Way by Linda Glaser [Jewish/Gentile Friendshp] picture book

Liberty on 23rd Street by Jacqueline B. Glasthal [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Glow [LGBT] YA

Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale by Barbara Diamond Goldin [Disability] picture book

The Passover Cowboy by Barbara Diamond Goldin [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Latinx] picture book

A Persian Princess by Barbara Diamond Goldin [Sephardic] picture book

Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift by Dara Goldman [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Change Sings by Amanda Gorman [Disability, Diverse Cast, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

The Flower Girl Wore Celery by Meryl G. Gordon [LGBT] picture book

No Steps Behind: Beata Sirota Gordon's Battle for Women's Rights in Japan by Jeff Gottesfeld [Asian, Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Nontraditional Gender Roles] picture book

The Christmas Mitzvah by Jeff Gottesfeld [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Sign Language Shabbat by Alisa Greenbacher & Jennifer Rosner [Disability] picture book

King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba by Blu Greenberg [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

No Pig's Brain Soup, Please by Gail Greenberg [Adoption, Asian/Jewish] picture book

The Secret Shofar of Barcelona by Jacqueline Dembar Greene [Sephardic] picture book

12 Before 13 by Lisa Greenwald [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

Bluish by Virginia Hamilton [Black, Black/Jewish, Diverse Cast] chapter book

Celebrate Hanukkah with Light, Latkes, and Dreidels
Celebrate Passover with Matzah, Maror, and Memories
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with Honey, Prayers, and the Shofar
by Deborah Heiligman [Diverse Cast] picture books

The Cholent Brigade by Michael Herman [Diverse Cast] picture book

Always an Olivia: A Remarkable Family History by Carolivia Herron [Black/Jewish] picture book

Witness by Karen Hesse [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

How to Find What You're Not Looking For by Veera Hiranandani [Indian/Jewish, Interfaith Family, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani [Indian/Jewish, Interfaith Family] chapter book

Incantation by Alice Hoffman [Sephardic] YA

Sweet Like Sugar by Wayne Hoffman [LGBT] YA

Maccabee Jamboree: A Hanukkah Countdown by Cheri Holland [Diverse Cast] picture book

Elan, Son of Two Peoples by Heidi Smith Hyde [Interfaith Family, Native American/Jewish]  picture book

Pavel and the Tree Army by Heidi Smith Hyde [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Shanghai Sukkah by Heidi Smith Hyde [Asian, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Our Eddie by Sulamith Ish-Kishor [Disability] chapter book

Clap and Count!: Action Rhymes for the Jewish Year by Jacqueline Jules  [Diverse Cast] picture book

Never Say a Mean Word Again: A Tale from Medieval Spain by Jacqueline Jules [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Sephardic] picture book

What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter [Asian/Jewish] YA

Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! by Sarah Kapit [Disability] chapter book

The Many Mysteries of the Finkel Family by Sarah Kapit [Disability, Sephardic] chapter book

Quake!: Disaster in San Francisco, 1906 by Gail Langer Karwoski [Asian, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

Thank You, Trees! by Gail Langer Karwoski [Diverse Cast] picture book

My Name is Rachamim by Jonathan P. Kendall [Black/Jewish, Ethiopian Jews] picture book

Kol Hakavod: Way to Go! by Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh [Diverse Cast] picture book

Listen! Israel's All Around by Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh [Diverse Cast] picture book

Matzah Craze by Jamie Kiffel-Alchech [Diverse Cast, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book 

Rah! Rah! Mujadara by Jamie Kiffel-Alcheck [Diverse Cast] board book

A Horn for Louis by Eric A. Kimmel [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book 

The Eight Knights of Hanukkah by Leslie Kimmelman [Black/Jewish, Diverse Cast, Nontraditional Gender Roles] picture book

Everybody Says Shalom by Leslie Kimmelman [Diverse Cast] picture book

The Rabbi Slurps Spaghetti by Leslie Kimmelman [Diverse Cast] picture book

You're the Cheese in My Blintz by Leslie Kimmelman [Black/Jewish, Diverse Cast] picture book

Beep Beep Bubbie by Bonnie Sherr Klein [Disability] picture book

Glixman in a Fix by Rebecca Klempner [Black/Jewish] chapter book

Almost a Minyan by Lori S. Kline [Black/Jewish, Nontraditional Gender Roles] picture book

Lessons in Fusion by Primrose Madayag Knazan [Asian/Jewish] YA

Creation Colors by Ann Koffsky [Diverse Cast] picture book

Who's Got the Etrog? by Jane Kohuth [Black/Jewish] picture book

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg [LGBT] YA

The Moses Basket by Jenny Koralek [Diverse Cast] picture book

Much, Much Better by Chaim Kosofsky [Sephardic] picture book

Goldie Takes a Stand: Golda Meir's First Crusade by Barbara Krasner [Nontraditional Gender Roles] picture book

Viva, Rose! by Susan Krawitz [Latinx, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

It's Challah Time!
It's Hanukkah Time!
It's Purim Time!
It's Seder Time!
It's Shofar Time!
It's Sukkah Time!
by Latifa Berry Kropf [Diverse Cast] picture books

The Storyteller's Beads by Jane Kurtz [Black/Jewish, Ethiopian Jews] chapter book

Falasha No More: An Ethiopian Jewish Child Comes Home by Arlene Kushner [Black/Jewish, Ethiopian Jews] picture book

The Purim Superhero by Elisabeth Kushner [LGBT] picture book

Like No Other by Una LaMarche [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] YA

Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Muslim] YA

Hanukkah Around the World
Passover Around the World
by Tami Lehman-Wilzig [Diverse Cast] picture books

Nathan Blows Out the Hanukkah Candles by Tami Lehman-Wilzig [Disability] picture book 

Soosie, The Horse That Saved Shabbat by Tami Lehman-Wilzig [Diverse Cast] picture book 

Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester [Black/Jewish, Diverse Cast] picture book

Pharoah's Daughter by Julius Lester [Diverse Cast, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

Running on Eggs by Anna Levine [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Muslim] chapter book

Pearl Moscowitz's Last Stand by Arthur A. Levine [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

A Ceiling Made of Eggshells by Gail Carson Levine [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Muslim, Nontraditional Gender Roles, Sephardic] chapter book

Watch Out for Flying Kids! How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community by Cynthia Levinson [Diverse Cast, Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Muslim] chapter book

Reyna and the Jade Star [Asian]
Shoshana and the Native Rose [Native American]
by Robin K. Levinson [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter books

Wide Awake by David Levithan [LGBT] YA

The Golem and the Dragon Girl by Sonia Levitin [Asian, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

The Return by Sonia Levitin [Black/Jewish, Ethiopian Jews] chapter book

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher
The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island
by Dana Alison Levy [Diverse Cast, Interfaith Family, LGBT] chapter books

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy [Nontraditional Gender Roles] picture book

The Key From Spain: Flory Jagoda and Her Music by Debbie Levy [Sephardic] picture book

The Book of Elsie by Joanne Levy [LGBT] chapter book

Fish Out of Water by Joanne Levy [Nontraditional Gender Roles] chapter book

The Sun Will Come Out by Joanne Levy [Disability] chapter book

Sabrina, The Girl with a Hole in Her Heart by Wendy Lewis [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Gravity by Leanne Lieberman [LGBT] YA

Hannah G. Solomon Dared to Make a Difference by Bonnie Lindauer [Nontraditional Gender Roles] picture book

The Apprentice's Masterpiece: A Story of Medieval Spain by Melanie Little [Sephardic]YA

Confessions of a Closet Catholic by Sarah Darer Littman [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

Life, After by Sarah Darer Littman [Latinx/Jewish] YA

Rosh Hashanah with Uncle Max by Varda Livney [Black/Jewish, Diverse Cast] picture book

What I Like About Passover by Varda Livney [Black/Jewish, Diverse Cast] picture book

The Girl With the Red Balloon
The Spy With the Red Balloon
by Katherine Locke [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, LGBT] YA

This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke   [LGBT] YA

It's a Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes, and Other Jewish Stories edited by Katherine Locke and Laura Silverman [Black/Jewish, Disability, LGBT] YA

Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero by E. Lockart [Nontraditional Gender Roles, Diverse Cast] YA

Recipe for Disaster by Aimee Lucido [Interfaith Family] chapter book

Pumpkin Pie for Sigd by Jennifer MacLeod [Black/Jewish, Ethiopian Jews] picture book

A Scarf for Keiko by Ann Malaspina [Asian, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Continuum by Chella Man [Asian/Jewish, Disability, LGBT] YA

Laundry Day by Maurie J. Manning [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel [Nontraditional Gender Roles] picture book

Benny Feldman's All-Star Klezmer Band by Allison and Wayne Marks [Diverse Cast, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup by Pamela Mayer [Asian/Jewish, Interfaith Family] picture book

My Israel and Me by Alice B. McGinty [Diverse Cast] picture book

Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons by Alice B. McGinty [Diverse Cast] picture book

Welcome Back, Maple Mehta-Cohen by Kate McGovern [Disability, Indian/Jewish] chapter book

Esther by Sharon McKay [Nontraditional Gender Roles] chapter book

Chunky by Yehudi Mercado [Latinx/Jewish] middle grade

Planting Friendship: Peace, Salaam, Shalom by Callie Metler, Melissa Stoller, and Kate Talbot [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Muslim] picture book

Skating with the Statue of Liberty by Susan Lynn Meyer [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

Across the Alley by Richard Michelson [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March Toward Freedom by Richard Michelson [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Jews of the Wild West: A Multicultural True Story by Kay Miller [Diverse Cast, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

The Chameleon That Saved Noah's Ark by Yael Molchadsky [Diverse Cast] picture book

Light the Lights!: A Story about Celebrating Hanukkah & Christmas by Margaret Moorman [Interfaith Family] picture book

Daughters of the Ark by Anna Morgan [Black/Jewish, Ethiopian Jews] chapter book

Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story by Ken Mochizuki [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz [Disability] YA

Apples and Pomegranates: A Family Seder for Rosh Hashanah by Rahel Musleah [Sephardic] chapter book

Once More with Chutzpah by Haley Neil [LGBT] I

Serendipity's Footsteps by Suzanne Nelson [Disability, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] YA

The Eight Nights of Chanukah by Lesléa Newman [Diverse Cast] picture book

Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail by Lesléa Newman [Diverse Cast] picture book

Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin by Tracy Newman [Disability] picture book

by Phoebe North [LGBT] YA

My Two Holidays: A Hanukkah and Christmas Story by Danielle Novack [Interfaith Family] picture book

Strange Creatures by Phoebe North [Interfaith Family] YA

The Wisdom Bird: A Tale of Solomon and Sheba by Sheldon Oberman [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

A Sweet Meeting on Mimouna Night by Allison Slater Ofanansky [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Muslim] picture book

My Two Grandmothers by Effin Older [Interfaith Family] picture book

Avi and Ahmed Play Football in Jerusalem's Sacher Park by Kerry Olitzky and Inas Younis [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Muslim] picture book

Cry of the Giraffe by Judie Oren [Black/Jewish, Ethiopian Jews] chapter book

Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life and Work by Victoria Ortiz [Nontraditional Gender Roles] YA

Emily Goldberg Learns to Salsa by Micol Ostow [Latinx/Jewish] YA

White Bird: A Wonder Story by R.J. Palacio [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold [Diverse Cast, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

All Three Stooges by Erica Perl [LGBT] chapter book

The Ninth Night of Hanukkah by Erica Perl [Diverse Cast, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day by Andrea Davis Pinkney [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

From Dust, A Flame by Rebecca Podos [LGBT] YA

Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Tikvah Means Hope by Patricia Polacco [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

The Trees of the Dancing Goats by Patricia Polacco [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros [LGBT] YA

A Tale of Two Seders by Mindy Avra Portnoy [Divorce] picture book

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick [LGBT] YA

It's My Life by Stacie Ramey  [Disability] YA

A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt [Adoption] YA

King Solomon and the Bee by Dalia Hardof Renberg [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

The Papercutter by Cindy Rizzo [LGBT] YA

The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend by Sharon Robinson [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

Jackie's Gift by Sharon Robinson [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Chik Chak Shabbat by Mara Rockliff [Diverse Cast, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Fleabrain Loves Franny by Joanne Rocklin [Disability] chapter book

The Singer and the Scientist by Lisa Rose [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book 

Our New Special Baby by Chaya Rosen [Disability] picture book

Camp by L.C. Rosen [LGBT] YA

Elijah's Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas by Michael J. Rosen [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Take Care by Madelyn Rosenberg [Diverse Cast] picture book

Not Your All-American Girl by Madelyn Rosenberg & Wendy Wan-Long Shang [Asian/Jewish, Interfaith Family] chapter book 

This is Just a Test by Madelyn Rosenberg & Wendy Wan-Long Shang [Asian/Jewish, Interfaith Family] chapter book
Yossi and Laibel: On the Ball by Dina Rosenfeld [Disability] picture book

The Mitten String by Jennifer Rosner [Disability] picture book

The Candlewick by Jennifer Rosner [Disability] picture book

Chloe Lieberman (Sometimes Wong) by Carrie Rosten [Asian/Jewish, Interfaith Family] chapter book

Happy Birthday, Trees! by Karen Rostoker-Gruber [Diverse Cast, Black/Jewish] picture book

Never Mind the Goldbergs by Matthue Roth [LGBT] YA

The Power of Song: And Other Sephardic Tales by Rita Roth [Sephardic] chapter book

No Rules for Michael by Sylvia Rouss [Diverse Cast] picture book

Yosef's Dream by Sylvia Rouss with Ambassador Asher Naim [Black/Jewish, Ethiopian Jews] picture book

Shanghai Shadows by Lois Ruby [Asian, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

Swindletop by Lois Ruby [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

My Awesome Awful Popularity Plan by Seth Rudetsky  [LGBT] YA

Osnat and Her Dove: The True Story of the World's First Female Rabbi by Sigal Samuel [Nontraditional Gender Roles] picture book

Ellen Outside the Lines by A.J. Sass [LGBT] chapter book

God's Paintbrush by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso  [Diverse Cast] picture book

Judy Led the Way by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso [Nontraditional Gender Roles] picture book

Regina Persisted: An Untold Story by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso [Nontraditional Gender Roles] picture book

Chag Sameach! by Patricia Schaffer [Diverse Cast] picture book

Mitzvah Pizza by Sarah Lynn Scheerger [Asian/Jewish, Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Poverty] picture book

The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] YA

On the Wings of Eagles: An Ethiopian Boy's Story by Jeffrey Schrier [Black/Jewish, Ethiopian Jews] picture book

Day of Delight: A Jewish Sabbath in Ethiopia by Maxine Rose Schur [Black/Jewish, Ethiopian Jews] picture book

When I Left My Village by Maxine Rose Schur [Black/Jewish, Ethiopian Jews] picture book

Stealing Home by Ellen Schwartz [Black/Jewish, Interfaith Family] chapter book

The Sabbath Lion by Howard Schwartz [Sephardic] picture book

Thanks for Today by Lina Schwarz [Diverse Cast] picture book

What Makes Someone a Jew? by Lauren Seidman [Diverse Cast] picture book

The Rabbi's Cat and The Rabbi's Cat 2 by Joann Sfar [Sephardic] chapter books

... Too Far From Home by Naomi Shmuel [Black/Jewish, Ethiopian Jews] chapter book

Takedown by Laura Shovan [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Nontraditional Gender Roles] chapter book

All Kinds of Other by James Sie [LGBT] YA

Hannah's Hanukkah Hiccups by Shanna Silva [Diverse Cast] picture book

The Hanukkah Hop! by Erica Silverman [Diverse Cast] picture book

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman [LGBT] YA

Yuvi's Candy Tree by Lesley Simpson [Black/Jewish, Ethiopian Jews] picture book 

From Night Owl to Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

Imagining Katherine by Carol Solomon [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] YA

See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon [Asian/Jewish] YA

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon [Latinx/Jewish, Poverty] YA

Songs from the Garden of Eden: Jewish Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes by Nathalie Soussana [Diverse Cast] picture book

The Wooden Sword: A Jewish Folktale from Afghanistan by Ann Redisch Stampler [Sephardic] picture book

Golemito by Ilan Stavans [Latinx/Jewish] picture book

My Hanukkah Book of Opposites by Tammar Stein [Black/Jewish, Diverse Cast] board book

Rebecca's Journey Home by Brynn Olenberg Sugarman [Adoption, Asian/Jewish] picture book

Maya Prays for Rain by Susan Tarcov [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Klezmer! by Kyra Teis [Diverse Cast] picture book

A Costume for Noah: A Purim Story
A Holiday for Noah: A Shabbat Story
A Taste for Noah: A Passover Story
by Susan Remick Topek [Diverse Cast] picture books

Ten Good Rules: A Ten Commandments Counting Book  by Susan Remick Topek [Diverse Cast] picture book

Invisible Chains by Eva Vogiel [Disability] chapter book

Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker by Julian Voloj [Sephardic] YA

I Have a Jewish Name by Rochel Vorst [Diverse Cast, Disability, Asian/Jewish] picture book

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker [LGBT] YA

YaYa & YoYo series:
Sliding into the New Year
Shaking in the Shack
Hoopla Under the Huppah
by Dori Weinstein [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter books

The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman [Adoption, Black/Jewish] chapter book

The Renegade Reporters by Elissa Brent Weissman [LGBT] chapter book

Are You Alone on Purpose? by Nancy Werlin [Disability] chapter book

Black Mirror by Nancy Werlin [Asian/Jewish, Interfaith] chapter book

Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good by Nancy Werlin [Disability, LGBT] YA

After the Train by Gloria Whelan [Adoption] chapter book

Red and Green and Blue and White by Lee Wind [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] picture book

Jalapeno Bagels by Natasha Wing [Latinx/Jewish] picture book

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of RBG vs. Inequality by Jonah Winter [Nontraditional Gender Roles] picture book

Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger [LGBT] YA

Turtle Boy by M. Evan Wolkenstein [Disability] chapter book

If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson [Black, Jewish/Gentile Friendship] YA

The Night of the Burning: Devorah's Story by Linda Press Wolf [Adoption] chapter book

There Was a Young Rabbi: A Hanukkah Tale by Suzanne Wolfe [Nontraditional Gender Roles] picture book

The Wonderful Adventures of Benjamin and Solomon by Elena Yakubsfeld [LGBT] YA

Legends of the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng by Xu Xin [Asian/Jewish] chapter book

B.U.G. (Big Ugly Guy) by Jane Yolen  and Adam Stemple [Jewish/Gentile Friendship] chapter book

Miriam at the River by Jane Yolen [Nontraditional Gender Roles] picture book  

A Bear for Bimi by Jane Breskin Zalben [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Diverse Cast] picture book

A Moon for Moe and Mo by Jane Breskin Zalben [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Muslim] picture book

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea by Valerie Zenatti [Jewish/Gentile Friendship, Muslim] YA

Boys of the Beast by Monica Zepeda [LGBT] YA


Marilyn Wolpin said…
It is terrific to see these lists. They would be so much more valuable if they included pub dates and publishers and were in a spreadsheet so they could be searchable and filterable. How can I help?
Marilyn Wolpin