The National Book Awards just eliminated an incredible YA read. Luckily, that book’s getting another prize. Introducing the Mibbys.
There’s a movement to make children’s books more embracing of underrepresented groups. Where should Jews fit in?
The master of horror talks Goosebumps, scaring kids, and his Passover Seders
Today’s young-adult literature is full of teenagers for whom being Jewish isn’t a Very Important Issue
It was from her daughter, and it’s delightfully simple
Happy early Halloween, teen horror fans
First-time novelist Ari Goelman faces tough questions from an 11-year-old fantasy fiction aficionado and summer-camp devotee
Rachel Shukert’s new novel Starstruck rekindles her childhood romance with the golden age of film
Thane Rosenbaum’s young-adult novel The Stranger Within Sarah Stein, takes on the Holocaust and Sept. 11 but can’t reconcile Jewish past and future
Judy Blume’s 35-year-old classic Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself avoids the main problem of Holocaust fiction: sanctification
Chaim Potok’s 1967 novel The Chosen, about Jewish teenagers in Brooklyn, is no less inscrutable for adults than it has been for generations of young readers
Young-adult novelist Norma Klein taught me about sex and feminism, in a very Jewish world
When girls want to know how Stacy Friedman’s bat mitzvah compares with my own, I need to be armed with answers.