Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 4 of 4

Full-Text Articles in Education

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.


Judaica Library Collection Policies: Arab-American And Muslim-American Literature, Cyma Horowitz Sep 1994

Judaica Library Collection Policies: Arab-American And Muslim-American Literature, Cyma Horowitz

Judaica Librarianship

An overview of the inclusion and treatment of Arab-American literature in a special library primarily concerned with contemporary American Jewish issues, the Blaustein Library of the American Jewish Committee. Mainstream Arab-American literature is interfiled with the regular collection, using a modified Dewey Decimal classification scheme. Extremist material, although housed separately, is classified in the same manner as the regular collection, preceded by a designation signifying literature of an antisemitic nature.