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.

This Jewish Mom Inspired the First Black ‘Peanuts’ Character

Emily Burack, Kveller, 07/31/2018

In April 1968, Harriet Glickman — a Jewish teacher and mom of three — wrote a letter to Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.

Naomi Wadler Is the 11-Year-Old Activist You Need to Know

Marley Dias, ELLE, 04/09/2018

It isn't always simple when America discovers you at 11 years old. Suddenly, it's not just homework that you're responsible for. Your name becomes a hashtag, and if you're lucky you might even get invited on Ellen. That happened to me at 11, and now it’s Naomi Wadler’s turn.

Turning A Daughter’s Short-Term Loss into a Long-Term Win

Victoria Washington, Jewish&, 11/07/2017

How one mom turned her professional loss into a parenting win.

What Do Kids Need To Know About Race?

Avital Schriber Levy, Huffington Post, 08/24/2017

The goal of raising the next generation as race conscious and accepting human beings is one that I think needs to be placed firmly on our parental agendas.

Banned in Brooklyn: The Judaic Journey of Nappy Hair from Washington, DC to NYC

New York Public Library, New York Public Library, 12/15/2016

Join Carolivia Herron for a reading of her book 'Nappy Hair' at the New York Public Library.

Seven Jewish Heroines Disney Should Make a Movie About

Marjorie Ingall, Tablet, 12/05/2016

In Disney's latest animated blockbuster-Moana, set in Polynesia-the title character's religious faith plays an important role, as Mark I. Pinsky, author of The Gospel According to Disney, noted in Tablet last week.


Raising Race Conscious Children, Raising Race Conscious Children, 06/02/2016

In honor of Raising Race Conscious Children’s 100th post, this list lifts a quote from each and every blog post to date, modeling language that has actually been used in a conversation with a child regarding race (and other identity-markers such as gender and class).

The Global History of Ma Nishtana

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 03/30/2015

This simple piece of the Haggadah liturgy is one the first Jews learn but few of us know about the history of this text and the music that has now become the classic tradition.

'And children shall return to their borders'

JOSEPH FEIT, The Jerusalem Post, 04/17/2016

Children's Album Renews Jewish Ladino Tradition

Team Be'chol Lashon, My Jewish Learning, 03/01/2016

It was not until she was already on her way to adulthood, that singer Sarah Aroeste discovered the connection between her Sephardic roots in Greece and her love of music with the Sephardic musical traditions in Ladino.

Praying For My Children After Charleston

Marcella White Campbell, Jewish&, 06/29/2015

It is an incredible act of hope, celebrating the week that has come and anticipating a week we are sure will follow. Shabbat after Shabbat, I have asked and prayed that my children be safe in the week to come.

The Psychological Advantages of Strongly Identifying As Biracial

Lisa Miller, NYMag, 05/22/2015

If they are raised to identify with both parents and to understand their complex racial heritage, multi-racial people can have higher self-esteem than mono-racial people.

Funny - You Don't Look Jewish

Helen Kim, Whitman College, 05/11/2015

Contrary to previous studies on intermarriage that argue for the erosion of Judaism and Jewish identity, our work has demonstrated the opposite.

How My Family Navigates Being Equally Black & Jewish

Alina Adams, Kveller, 04/28/2015

Here's the deal: I'm Jewish. My husband is African-American. Our kids identify as both. Except, when it comes to community events, the scale tips much further into the Jewish column.

My Daughter is as Beautiful as a Doll

Rabbi Tziona Szajman, Jewish&, 04/08/2015

When my husband and I decided to adopt our daughter, we studied and discussed what it would be like as white Jewish parents raising an African American child.

Passover and the Need for Wiser Questions

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 03/31/2015

In college, David Abusch-Magder (then David Abusch) decided to take a class in African dance. Over the years he had watched every semester as the class was often held outside. People seemed to be having fun and the movement was so easy and fluid.

Black, Jewish, and Adopted

Sabine Heinlein, Tablet Magazine, 02/26/2015