This week on Unorthodox: Word maven Lizzie Skurnick wants to know your favorite expression, and writer Bill Schulz says he inspired the worst character in ‘Trainwreck’
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.