This week on Unorthodox, Hillary’s Jewish outreach, plus Scholastic deputy general counsel Mark Seidenfeld—Harry Potter’s lawyer—and bioethicist Alice Dreger
Stories about dogs and cats and even Santa Claus make the perfect Hanukkah gift this year
There’s a movement to make children’s books more embracing of underrepresented groups. Where should Jews fit in?
The best children’s books about the labor movement—and the part Jews have played in it
The 88-year-old award-winning author wants her children’s classic back on bookshelves
How do we teach kids that gender equality is fabulous?
Yes, we need to teach kids about our history. But our history constitutes a lot more than one tragic event.
From picture books to graphic novels, great reads for all ages
Great Hanukkah gifts about subjects ranging from civil rights to jazz, Torah to immigration, goofy frogs to spooky goblins
Museum, executors battle over the late writer’s rare book collection
Today’s young-adult literature is full of teenagers for whom being Jewish isn’t a Very Important Issue
‘Let the Celebrations Begin,’ an acclaimed and controversial Australian children’s book, raises questions about Holocaust education
Lizzie Skurnick Books will publish Sydney Taylor’s classic children’s books
The actress and mother of two to publish Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein
‘The Whispering Town’ and ‘Hidden’ are among the best contributions in years to Holocaust literature for young children
The relaunched TV series can inspire children to read more about the universe. Here are some great titles to get them started.
Goosebumps writer to be honored by Horror Writers Association
Girls and women have long been relegated to domestic roles—when they’re included at all. But that may finally be changing.
The young sleuth’s early mysteries were racist and anti-Semitic. Can problematic vintage texts still be valuable for kids?
From Jews in space to Bigfoot on the loose, this year’s selections take kids of all ages into new territory
Scholastic publishing house to stop shipments and reprint the image
From ‘The Rooster Prince of Breslov’ to ‘Beautiful Yetta, the Yiddish Chicken,’ why are so many kids’ books about chickens?
As her classic children’s book marks its 25th anniversary, the author tells more immigrant tales in a new prequel, ‘The Blessing Cup’
New books about Albert Einstein, labor organizer Clara Lemlich, and mathematician Paul Erdős will inspire readers of all ages
New titles, for three different age groups, offer young readers an escape into fantastical fiction—with a Jewish twist
Offering an Indian twist on the Great Flood, The Enduring Ark finds universal themes in a biblical tale that resonates today
First-time novelist Ari Goelman faces tough questions from an 11-year-old fantasy fiction aficionado and summer-camp devotee
The Purim Superhero, a new picture book for Jewish children, includes gay parents. It’s about time.
From pirates to dinosaurs, superheroes to baseball, the best of the year’s Jewish-themed children’s books
Shielding kids from the Yizkor memorial service, or death in general, is misguided—as children’s books suggest