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Family Resources for Social Justice

A Letter From Our Educational Director:


Dear Parents,

Racism and social injustice are complex and difficult issues for adults to discuss, but how do we approach these conversations with our children? Below is a list of resources you can use and share with your family, to help you navigate these important, challenging, necessary discussions.

Anne Kalis, Education Director

Recommendations on kids' (young and teens) books with black Jewish characters:

  • Yuvi's Candy Tree, Leslie Simpson 
  • Almost a Minyan, Lori S Kline 
  • Yerus Goes to Jerusalem, Bat Ami Melnik
  • Ezra's BIG Shabbat Question, Aviva Brown 
  • Glixman in a Fix, Rebecca Klempner 
  • What Makes Someone a Jew, Lauren Seidman
  • Let’s Talk About Race, Julius Lester 
  • Yosef’s Dream, Sylvia Rouss 
  • Day of Delight: A Jewish Sabbath in Ethiopia, Maxine Rose Schur 
  • Always an Olivia: A Remarkable Family History, Carolivia Herron 

If you are interested in books that support discussions with your kids on issues of race, racism and resistance, a good resource is Where to Find Diverse Children's Books.

Looking for a new book? Instead of going to Amazon, shop online at  Frugal Bookstore, a black-owned bookstore in Roxbury!

Fri, June 14 2024 8 Sivan 5784