Black Jewish novelist Walter Mosley honored with National Book Foundation’s lifetime achievement award
The Black Jewish novelist received one of the National Book Foundation’s highest honors on Wednesday night: the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
Finally, Jewish kids’ books are starting to reflect the diversity of Judaism
These books will provide readers with many opportunities to see their own Jewish lives reflected as well as to learn about Jewish lives different from their own. Happy reading!
Iconic Black Jewish Writer Julius Lester Should Be on Every Parent’s Radar
Do you know about Julius Lester? Well, if you don’t, it’s time you do — and it’s time your children do, too.
The ZORA Canon
The 100 greatest books ever written by African American women
‘Trust Exercise’ author Susan Choi on why she hasn’t explored her Jewish background in her writing
Choi, whose father is Korean and mother is Jewish, started working on “Trust Exercise” about five or six years ago, but it came further into focus with the explosion of the #MeToo movement.
Susan Choi Wins National Book Award for ‘Trust Exercise’
Susan Choi won the National Book Award for fiction on Wednesday night for “Trust Exercise,” a novel set in the 1980s at a competitive performing arts school, where two students fall in love.
Jason Reynolds Is on a Mission
The best-selling writer of more than a dozen children’s books wants black teenagers and kids to know that he sees them.
Her biracial family wasn't reflected in Jewish children's books, so a Greensboro woman wrote a book to change that
The 33-year-old first-time author's book, with a biracial Jewish family at its core, is a reflection of Brown wanting her children and others to see themselves in Jewish-themed children's books.
“Can you Dig it?” Nuyorican History in Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker
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.