Marjorie Ingall

Marjorie Ingall, a Life & Religion columnist for Tablet Magazine, is the author of The Field Guide to North American Males and the co-author of Hungry.

Nancy Drew and the Case of the Politically Incorrect Children’s Books

The young sleuth’s early mysteries were racist and anti-Semitic. Can problematic vintage texts still be valuable for kids?

The Golem of ‘Sleepy Hollow’

Fox’s popular otherwordly TV show borrows some familiar Judaic lore

How To Give Your Kids a Taste of the Jewish Immigrant Experience

Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel

The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2013

From Jews in space to Bigfoot on the loose, this year’s selections take kids of all ages into new territory

Young Jewish Readers and Their Fine Feathered Friends Redefine ‘Chick Lit’

From ‘The Rooster Prince of Breslov’ to ‘Beautiful Yetta, the Yiddish Chicken,’ why are so many kids’ books about chickens?

Ethical Parenting Is More Than Possible. It’s Essential, for Parents and Children Alike.

Don’t break the rules just to help your kids get ahead. Teach them to be mensches by setting an example with your own behavior.

Patricia Polacco’s ‘The Keeping Quilt’ Beguiles a New Generation of Kids

As her classic children’s book marks its 25th anniversary, the author tells more immigrant tales in a new prequel, ‘The Blessing Cup’

Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, Judy Blume (1970)

A coming-of-age novel for the ages

Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak (1963)

‘We’ll eat you up—we love you so!’

The Adventures of K’Ton Ton, Sadie Rose Weilerstein (1935)

Tom Thumb shaking the lulav

The Memoir of Glückel of Hamelin, Glückel of Hamelin (1700)

17th Century Widow with 14 Kids Leans In

The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank (1947)

Behind the bookcase, a childhood spent in hiding

My Abortion, My Miscarriage, and My Right To Have My Own Feelings

Women are entitled to a wide range of emotions about their bodies and fertility. But under Jewish law, the rules are clear.

Not Just for Kids: Three Knockout Biographies Bring Three Awesome Jews to Life

New books about Albert Einstein, labor organizer Clara Lemlich, and mathematician Paul Erdős will inspire readers of all ages

Letters to Summer Camp—From the Parents of Very Special Campers

What adults whose kids have purported psychic powers, from soulful Crystal Children to fiery Indigo Children, might say

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