Color Me In

Natasha Díaz, Delacorte Press, 08/20/2019

Growing up in an affluent suburb of New York City, sixteen-year-old Nevaeh Levitz never thought much about her biracial roots. When her Black mom and Jewish dad split up, she relocates to her mom's family home in Harlem and is forced to confront her identity for the first time.

Ezra's BIG Shabbat Question

Aviva L. Brown and Anastasia Kanavaliuk, SpringLight Publishing, 07/30/2019

Ezra LOVES questions! Follow his adventure, which will leave your little one in stitches of laughter.

The Length of a String

Elissa Brent Weissman, Dial Books, 05/01/2018

Imani knows exactly what she wants as her big bat mitzvah gift: to find her birth parents. She loves her family and her Jewish community in Baltimore, but she has always wondered where she came from, especially since she's black and almost everyone she knows is white. Then her mom's grandmother--Imani's great-grandma Anna--passes away, and Imani discovers an old journal among her books.

This Is Just a Test

Wendy Wan-Long Shang and Madelyn Rosenberg, Scholastic Inc, 03/26/2018

David Da-Wei Horowitz has a lot on his plate. Preparing for his upcoming bar mitzvah would be enough work even if it didn't involve trying to please his Jewish and Chinese grandmothers, who argue about everything. But David just wants everyone to be happy.

Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas

Pamela Ehrenberg, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 10/10/2017

In this sweet and humorous picture book, Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas, a multi-cultural family (Mom's Indian; Dad's Jewish) celebrate Hanukkah while incorporating traditional Indian food.

Lucky Broken Girl

Ruth Behar, Penguin Random House, 04/11/2017

The powerful, award-winning story of Ruth, a young Cuban immigrant who is just starting to get a handle on the English language and American customs when she's in a terrible car accident. Out of hardship can often come strength, and this novel of hope and self-discovery is perfect for readers in middle school who are looking for strong, emotional, realistic fiction.

Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Passover: With Matzah, Maror, and Memories

Deborah Heiligman, National Geographic Children's Books, 02/13/2007

The most celebrated holiday in the Jewish year, Passover commemorates the Exodus of Hebrew slaves from Egypt to freedom over 3,500 years ago. This colorful book explores the many forms that this weeklong celebration takes worldwide.

Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Hanukkah: With Light, Latkes, and Dreidelshttps://globaljews.org/articles/childrens-books/holidays-around-the-world-celebrate-hanukkah-with-light-latkes-and-dreidels

Deborah Heiligman, National Geographic Children's Books, 10/10/2006

With dazzling images and engaging text, readers learn about the historical and cultural significance of Hanukkah and why it is celebrated around the world.

A Hanukkah with Mazel

Joel Edward Stein and Elisa Vavouri, Kar-Ben Publishing, 08/01/2016

Misha, a poor artist, has no one to celebrate Hanukkah with until he discovers a hungry cat in his barn. The lucky little cat, whom Misha names Mazel, inspires Misha to turn each night of Hanukkah into something special. He doesn't have money for Hanukkah candles, but he can use his artistic skills to bring light to his home―as Mazel brings good luck to his life.