Good Shabbos Everybody and the stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Orthodox equivalents of everything from Legos to Encyclopedia Brown to The Babysitters’ Club.
The Library of Congress’s Hebraic Section has digitized an array of rare children’s books.
A lesson for Sally Rooney from a children’s book.
Kadya Molodowsky’s “humor, irony, and deeply rooted sense of Jewishness.”
Who doesn’t love a good conspiracy theory?
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 art to crude propaganda.
Swords, dragons, and burning talmuds.
Jane Yolen’s Mapping the Bones.
“A mongrel smelling blood.”
Year after year, most of what gets served up to young Jewish readers is poorly conceived, substantively shallow, and reeking of chicken-soup nostalgia.