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The Shavzin-Carsch Collection Of Historic Jewish Children’S Literature, Andrea Rapp Jun 2014

The Shavzin-Carsch Collection Of Historic Jewish Children’S Literature, Andrea Rapp

Judaica Librarianship

The Shavzin-Carsch Collection of Cincinnati’s Isaac M. Wise Temple is a special collection devoted to historically significant American Jewish children’s literature. As of this writing, there are over seven hundred volumes in the collection, including early children’s books published by the Jewish Publication Society, titles listed in early juvenile bibliographies of the Jewish Book Annual, and books cited in key retrospective articles on Jewish children’s literature. This paper describes the collection, and relates how it came to be established, its potential uses to researchers, and future issues to be considered in its expansion.


Recognizing Jewish Children's Literature For Forty Years: The Sydney Taylor Book Award, Kathe S. Pinchuck Dec 2008

Recognizing Jewish Children's Literature For Forty Years: The Sydney Taylor Book Award, Kathe S. Pinchuck

Judaica Librarianship

The Association of Jewish Libraries has been presenting a children's book award for forty years. The author describes some of the history and background of the Sydney Taylor Book Award, as well as its mission of "encouraging the publication of outstanding books of Jewish content for children and teens." A description of the award's namesake and her importance to Jewish children's literature is followed by a review of some of the books and authors that have been honored. These demonstrate the high standards of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee, as well as the quality of Jewish ...


The Quest For Excellence In Jewish Children’S Literature, Cheryl Banks, Lisa Silverman Dec 2006

The Quest For Excellence In Jewish Children’S Literature, Cheryl Banks, Lisa Silverman

Judaica Librarianship

When book selectors, book award judges, and reviewers seek to identify excellence in Jewish children’s literature, they must look beyond the accepted criteria for literary and artistic quality. This article discusses that criteria and focuses on the special elements that contribute to excellence in the Jewish content of books for children and teens.


Midrash In Jewish Children's Literature, Diamond Goldin Barbara Dec 1995

Midrash In Jewish Children's Literature, Diamond Goldin Barbara

Judaica Librarianship

The term midrash has a specific meaning and a broader one. Specifically, midrash refers to the post Talmudic body of writings (post-500 C.E.) such as Midrash Rabbah and Pirke de-Rabi Eliezer. In broader terms, midrash has come to mean a Jewish story that explains, clarifies, or elaborates on an event or passage in the Torah.

There are many stories in midrasnhic sources that are appropriate and valuable to retell for children. A retelling of the story "Solomon and the Demon King," for instance, can captivate a fifth grader today who plays computer games and rides a skateboard, just as ...


Ajl Sydney Taylor Award Presentations, 1994, Claudia Z. Fechter Dec 1995

Ajl Sydney Taylor Award Presentations, 1994, Claudia Z. Fechter

Judaica Librarianship

The Sydney Taylor Awards were established in 1968 to honor the memory of one of the favorite and finest of all children's literature providers. Sydney Taylor, herself, set the standard of teaching about Jewish values and a Jewish way of life through stories. In her memory, her husband, Ralph Taylor, of blessed memory, and now her daughter, Jo Marshall, have provided a handsome prize for the outstanding writers and illustrators of new Jewish juvenile literature. No children's collection should be without these wonderful works.


Ajl Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award Competition, 1994, Lillian Schwartz Dec 1995

Ajl Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award Competition, 1994, Lillian Schwartz

Judaica Librarianship

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