Sue’s Picks on Cultural Diversity – Celebrating Jewish Children’s Books

In order to be anti-racist it’s important to educate yourself and those around you about Jewish history, culture and faith, and a great way to do this is through literature that explores Jewish issues. While adults can learn more about Jews through a variety of publications, including by reading Holocaust literature, for those with kids it can be hard to know what to encourage them to read.

It’s important that children have access to stories that contain Jewish characters and explore Jewish issues, to help them grow up to be understanding and compassionate towards people of all cultures and faiths.

Below are some great books for toddlers up to teens, all focusing on Jewish characters and issues. From picture books to graphic novels, Good Housekeeping found books that deal with a variety of Jewish experiences, from forming friendships to fighting injustice.

Here is  their essential list… click here

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Following recent events, conversations about antisemitism (defined as hostility or prejudice against Jewish people) are beginning to happen in a more open way. As Jewish people talk about their culture as well as the antisemitism they’ve faced, many non-Jewish people might be wondering how they can learn more about Jewish experiences.

In order to be anti-racist and be an ally to Jewish people, it’s important to educate yourself and those around you about Jewish history, culture and faith, and a great way to do this is through literature that explores Jewish issues. While adults can learn more about Jews through a variety of publications, including by reading Holocaust literature, for those with kids it can be hard to know what to encourage them to read.

It’s important that children have access to stories that contain Jewish characters and explore Jewish issues, to help them grow up to be understanding and compassionate towards people of all cultures and faiths. Below are some great books for toddlers up to teens, all focusing on Jewish characters and issues. From picture books to graphic novels, we’ve found books that deal with a variety of Jewish experiences, from forming friendships to fighting injustice. Here’s the essential list…

Children’s books about Jewish culture and antisemitism (goodhousekeeping.com)

 

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