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Legend In Jewish Children's Literature, Ellen Frankel Sep 1994

Legend In Jewish Children's Literature, Ellen Frankel

Judaica Librarianship

Until recent times, Jewish children's legends did not exist as a separate literature. Children learned stories either from classical Jewish sources, family members, or traveling story tellers.

Recent interest in and publication of Jewish children's stories represent both a boon and a danger. Contemporary versions of traditional tales blur the distinctions between fiction and folklore, challenging the inherent conservatism of the folk process.

What makes a particular story Jewish? Jewish tales attempt to find meaning and divine purpose in national and personal events. They also resonate with old voices—"proof-texts" from the Bible and rabbinic writings—as well ...


Books Without Boundaries: Jewish Children's Books In The Secular Arena, Carol Snyder Sep 1994

Books Without Boundaries: Jewish Children's Books In The Secular Arena, Carol Snyder

Judaica Librarianship

Books with Jewish content are of universal interest and are important to individuals and to society. Through humor and personal experiences in writing and speaking about my Ike and Mama series, my middlegrade young-adult books, as well as my picture book, God Must Like Cookies, Too, I communicate to publishers, authors, and librarians the ways that my books have crossed over to the general marketplace. Why and how this came to be, and the newfound inclusion and interest of Jewish writers in the "multicultural" designation are also examined.


The Multicultural Curriculum And Children's Books Of Jewish Interest In The Public School, Sylvia Firschein Sep 1994

The Multicultural Curriculum And Children's Books Of Jewish Interest In The Public School, Sylvia Firschein

Judaica Librarianship

Books of Jewish interest in the public school are of two kinds. They may be informational, nonfiction works, generally classified in the religion section of the library's classification scheme. Such works are useful for those who are studying about Judaism and for those Jewish children in the school who need to see themselves reflected in the collection. Works in the second category, picture books and fiction, must be chosen for their universal value. The stories must appeal to all children, regardless of race or religion. Any child must be able to identify with the characters and incidentally learn something ...


Jewish Children's Books Too Good To Miss: Selected List Of 1991 Titles Sep 1994

Jewish Children's Books Too Good To Miss: Selected List Of 1991 Titles

Judaica Librarianship

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