Jewish kidlit

The Sydney Taylor Shmooze: A Mock Award Blog for Jewish Children’s Books

Do book awards matter? Having chaired a book award committee, I admit I’m biased, but I contend that they do matter. Book awards single out titles that excel at their craft, that carry important messages, that touch the soul. Awards offer not only prestige but credibility, showing the world that experts recognize the achievement of […]

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Hanukkah Books with Modern Settings

This list of Hanukkah books with modern settings is perfect for teaching kids about the ancient holiday. This post contains affiliate links. If you click and purchase, Multicultural Kid Blogs will receive a small commission that will be used towards maintaining the site. What Is Hanukkah? Hanukkah is a very, very old holiday. It commemorates

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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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