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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.


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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Gender Portrayal In Jewish Children's Literature, Ellen G. Cole Sep 1994

Gender Portrayal In Jewish Children's Literature, Ellen G. Cole

Judaica Librarianship

Current concerns with equality and equity focus the spotlight on gender, especially in a patriarchal religion and its observances, customs, and literature. When boys and girls read Jewish books they receive an image through word and picture of Jewish girls and women. This image can vary if the subject of the story is religious or cultural, if the time frame is past or present, if the locale is familiar or foreign, or if the plot conflict involves a male or another female. Gender can shift the fulcrum when the world seesaws between unfair and un equal.

Books contain implicit and ...


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

No abstract provided.