What Jewish Children's Books Look Like in 2020

Over the last 30 years, books for young Jews have dropped religious and national identity and become obsessed with the Holocaust. Can they be put on a better track?

From the cover of Someday We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoskin. Penguin Books.

From the cover of Someday We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoskin. Penguin Books.

Observation
May 27 2020
About the author

Michal Leibowitz is a Krauthammer fellow at the Jewish Review of Books.


Several months ago, in January of this year, the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) announced the winners of the 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award. The award, administered by the AJL since 1968, is presented annually to books for children and teens that “exemplify high literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.”

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