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.

Teaching your kids not to “see” race is a terrible idea, studies have found

Lila MacLellah, Quartz, 07/02/2017

For parents of black children in the US, where bigotry continues to take people’s lives and freedom, talking about race is often not optional. But acknowledging and naming race in conversations with children is something all parents must do, experts say—early and often.

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).