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Passover Books for Kids

Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is a major Jewish holiday celebrated in the spring. Its history goes back thousands of years; modern Jews tend to combine tradition and innovative symbolism in their celebrations today. It is a holiday celebrated at home rather than in the synagogue, and it emphasizes family and learning. Before I share my …

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Jewish Kidlit Awards

The #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement has brought much-needed attention to children’s literature with diverse characters and themes, but recognition for these books is not a new idea. Youth literature awards exist for minorities from American Indians to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community to the differently abled. As a synagogue librarian, my particular minority focus is on awards for literature …

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Christmas and New Year's Books in Russian, French, and English | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Christmas and New Year’s Books in Russian, French and English

Every country I have ever lived in rolls out a smorgasbord of winter, Christmas and New Year themed books for children. There are always the reprints of the classics but I am constantly amazed by all the new books, stories and the beautiful illustrations. For this post I created a gallery of books from the …

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