The Evolving Role of Race in Children’s Lit, From ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘The Hate U Give’

Emily Tate, EdSurge, 03/05/2019

By age 22, I had not read a popular fantasy with a character that looked like me. There wasn't the sea of materials that there were for my white friends.

The 2,200-year history of India’s Bene Israel Jews began with seven ship-wrecked couples

Jael Silliman, Scroll.in, 09/22/2017

While there are now several books on the Bene Israeli and Baghdadi Jewish heritage of Mumbai that are more extensive in terms of research and even visual documentation, Robbins and Sohoni’s Jewish Heritage of the Deccan: Mumbai, The Northern Konkan and Pune combines luminous photography and brief commentary.

The Year in Reading

Staff, New York Times, 12/19/2016

Two excellent books accompanied me through the darkness of these last months. The first was Wesley Lowery's "They Can't Kill Us All," a devastating front-line account of the police killings and the young activism that sparked one of the most significant racial justice movements since the 1960s: Black Lives Matter.

Book Review: In Every Tongue: The Racial & Ethnic Diversity of the Jewish People.

Ephraim Tabory, American Jewish History Journal, Volume 93, 03/01/2007

The authors’ main focus is on what they call "diverse Jews," and their primary study relates to the United States. They estimate that "at least 20 percent of the Jewish population in the United States is racially and ethnically diverse, including African, African American, Latino (Hispanic), Asian, Native American, Sephardic, Mizrachi, and mixed-race Jews by heritage, adoption, and marriage" (21).

Book Review: Troubling the Waters: Black-Jewish Relations in the American Century

Jane Gordon, Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought and the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies., 08/24/2006

Cheryl Lynn Greenberg, in Troubling the Waters: Black-Jewish Relations in the American Century, reopens the question of whether there was a “golden age” of cooperation between Black and Jewish groups from the 1940s-1960s. And more interestingly, she asks whether the subsequent decline and disrepair of that partnership is permanent.