Beautiful Jewish Picture Books for Kids

It’s is the most wonderful time of the year!

And the beautiful booklists just keep coming :)

Recently, author Erica S. Perl stopped by the MCBD blog to share Diverse Picture Books that Showcase the Jewish Holidays and also some thoughts on the depiction of Jewish characters.

“When you look at picture books featuring Jewish characters, you often see pink skin and dark curly hair. Yet, obviously, that’s not what all of us look like,” Erica shared in her recent guest post. “Happily, this situation is changing and there’s a growing body of children’s literature that showcases diversity within the Jewish experience. Here are some noteworthy examples.”

Read the article in its entirety HERE.

Mia Wenjen pulled together a gorgeous list of Contemporary #OWNVOICES Jewish books for kids on Pragmaticmom.

In the spirit of inclusion, Mia felt compelled to offer up her list also with her own take on how we humans are more alike than different. It is her hope that readers enjoy her connections to this Jewish #OwnVoices list.

Reading to our Littles about other cultures, religions, and traditions can never start too early so that why we love Katie from Youth Literature Reviews’ booklist that feature Board Books about Hanukkah.

Happy Holidays! Don’t forget to Keep Calm and Read On!

Rebecca “Becky” Flansburg is an author, freelance writer, and project manager for the non-profit online children’s literacy initiative, Multicultural Children’s Book Day/ #ReadYourWorld. Join the celebration! Our 8th annual celebration will take place on January 29, 2021. For more information, visit Multicultural Children’s Book Day on the web.

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