“Can you Dig it?” Nuyorican History in Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker

Jennifer Caroccio Maldonado, The MNT, 08/28/2019

In this third installment of “Latinx Comic Biographies and Graphic Memoirs” series, I dive into how Voloj and Ahlering illustrate the 1970s South Bronx, which chronicles the life of Nuyorican Benjamin “Bengy” Melendez, former gang leader and community activist.

A Graphic Novel That Answers a Child’s Question About Being Biracial

Ed Park, The New York Times, 05/02/2019

For a person of color in America, the term person of color can be both useful and divisive, at once a form of solidarity and a badge of alienation. There’s a flattening effect, too: A multitude of ethnicities and cultures, with their own color-coded nuances, get crammed into the initials P.O.C. Among its many virtues, Mira Jacob’s graphic memoir, GOOD TALK (One World, $30), helps us think through this term with grace and disarming wit.

EyeSeeMe bookstore teaches children the value of African-American history

Tanisha Sykes, USA Today, 04/10/2019

"We have to feed our children positive images and tell the stories of our past because the nation would not be what it is today without those ancestors."

9 writers who perfectly capture what it’s like for Jews of color

Nylah Burton, JTA, 03/27/2019

As a black Jewish writer, I obviously want to read books written by and highlighting the stories of Jews of color. That’s easier said than done, though. It’s not that these stories don’t exist — Jewish literature is an amazing, rich genre of diasporic Jewish stories.

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.

New Multicultural Hanukkah Holiday Book #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 11/15/2017

White Ashkenazi author writes Indian Jewish children's book that reflects the changing Jewish world.

‘Cooking Gene’ Follows History of Food, Family

Patrice Worthy, Atlanta Jewish Times, 09/18/2017

The book tells how Twitty attempts to reclaim his black family and sense of place via food.

New book on Canadian racism firmly refutes ‘We’re not as bad as the U.S.’ sentiment: Paradkar

Shree Paradkar, The Star, 09/10/2017

A painstakingly researched book by Black feminist, activist-writer Robyn Maynard debunks the myth of Canadian white benevolence and draws a straight line between past state-sanctioned injustices and current tensions.

New tales of Jewish families in Ireland, England, Middle East

Howard Freedman, The Jewish News of Northern California, 08/29/2017

With much attention awarded to immigration-related issues in recent months, many of us have considered increasingly the Jewish immigrant experience in the United States, particularly since it reflects many of our families’ histories.

New textbook by USF professor an introduction to 'Judaisms'

David Wilensky, Jweekly, 07/07/2017

Bay Area Jews understand that what is often called “the Jewish community” is really a community of communities, united by some things but distinctively different in so many ways.

Ta-Nehisi Coates and King Solomon, Telling it Like It Is

Eytan Kenter, Jewish&, 01/14/2016

This past summer, I also read a modern Ecclesiastes in the book Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Much like Ecclesiastes it is not presenting the best of the world, but the unfortunate realities of it.

'Israel's Top 100 Ethnic Restaurants' eBook Making Waves

Hadas Midbari, The World Jewish Heritage Fund, 04/19/2015

The World Jewish Heritage Fund’s first digital publication, Israel’s Top 100 Ethnic Restaurants, is making waves around the Jewish world, bringing forward the importance of culinary heritage.

Latinos in Comics featuring "Ghetto Brother"

Edgar Allen Poe Park, Bronx and NY, , 02/24/2015

In conversation with the author Julian Voloj, Melendez discusses growing up in the South Bronx, the events that led to the gang truce, and how it feels to be now in a graphic novel.

Exploring Israel's 'ethnic' cuisine

Amy Klein, JTA, 01/28/2015

How Iranian-Jewish Women Started a Writers' Revolution

Benjamin Ivry, The Jewish Daily Forward, 01/22/2015

Despite the propaganda emanating from Iran, it is undeniable that at least 13 Jews have been executed there since the Islamic revolution, supposedly for being connected to Israel or for helping fellow Jews emigrate.

A Year of Stories and Thanks

Be'chol Lashon Staff, Jewish&, 11/24/2014

At Be'chol Lashon we are quietly and joyfully marking a year since the launch of Jewish&. Sharing stories is one of the best ways we know about how to celebrate diversity and the richness of both the historic and contemporary Jewish experience.

A Taste of Hungary. And Morocco. And Iraq. And Bulgaria. And Libya.

Dana Kessler, Tablet Magazine, 11/18/2014

Israeli culinary expert Janna Gur gathers traditional recipes from across the Diaspora in her new cookbook, ‘Jewish Soul Food’

Santa Fe woman's book explores her Jewish family's past in Syria

Bruce Krasnow, The New Mexican, 09/27/2014