Sofrito

Rachel Figueroa de Zimmerman, Tablet Magazine, 11/08/2019

Every Friday, the aroma of simmering onions, cumin, turmeric, peppers, and garlic waft up from Jewish stovetops throughout the world.

The Tragic Tale of Superman’s Jewish Creators, Told in Graphic Novel Form

Gabe Friedman, JTA, 10/03/2018

Julian Voloj talks about his new graphic novel, “The Joe Shuster Story: The Artist Behind Superman."

Arizona’s Jewish Latinx Candidate Shakes Things Up

Joan Roth and Susan Weidman Schneider, Lilith, 09/01/2018

On the road with Alma Hernandez and her political family.

Lucky Broken Girl

Ruth Behar, Penguin Random House, 04/11/2017

The powerful, award-winning story of Ruth, a young Cuban immigrant who is just starting to get a handle on the English language and American customs when she's in a terrible car accident. Out of hardship can often come strength, and this novel of hope and self-discovery is perfect for readers in middle school who are looking for strong, emotional, realistic fiction.

¿Cómo te llamas?…How Do Latino Jews Identify?

Garciela Berger Wegsman, Jewish&, 07/01/2014

The fact that I identify myself as Latina and Jewish, creates a bit of wonder among some Jews and Latinos.

Afikomen Mambo

Joe Black and Linda Prater, Kar-Ben Publishing, 01/01/2011

A cute illustrated book about kids looking for the afikomen set to a catchy tune.

Hanukkah Moon

Deborah Da Costa and Gosia Mosz, Kar-Ben Publishing, 09/01/2007

An unusual Hanukkah story with a multi-cultural focus, this title celebrates a little-known custom of the Latin-Jewish community.

Bluish

Virginia Hamilton, Blue Sky Press, 06/01/2002

Set in modern-day New York City, Bluish is a novel about a budding friendship between three preteen girls, one of whom is afflicted with a form of blood cancer. Dreenie is the primary character of the novel. She is made anxious and curious when a new girl is introduced into her fifth-grade class.

03/21/2019

Jews of the Wild West: A Multicultural True Story

Kay Miller, Paint Horse Press, 01/01/1970

This book is packed with vivid paintings and great true stories about the real life adventures of Jewish pioneers in New Mexico.

Abuelita's Secret Matzahs

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and Diana Bryer, , 03/01/2005

Abuelita tells Jacob that "long ago" his Jewish family fled the Spanish Inquisition, fearing persecution they kept their Jewish identity secret and passed on this secret history to just one person in each generation, as Abuelita is doing to Jacob.

Jalapeno Bagels

Natasha Wing and Robert Casilla, , 01/01/1996

While trying to decide what to take for his school's International Day, Pablo helps his Mexican mother and Jewish father at their bakery and discovers a food that represents both his parents' backgrounds.