A fun new book for Hanukkah: Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf by Greg Wolfe, Howard McWilliam

Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf Shmelf is one of Santa’s most important elves. He’s part of the List Checking department, and he makes sure all the good boys and girls get their presents! But when Shmelf finds out that some children are missing from Santa’s list, he goes to investigate. What Shmelf uncovers is Hanukkah, a wondrous and joyful holiday that Jewish families celebrate each year. As Shmelf observes a family lighting the menorah, playing dreidel, and hearing the Hanukkah story, {Read More}

Introducing Pam

I realized that few mainstream books contain diverse and multicultural characters. I decided to help others hunt for books containing diversity. If you're ready to discover great books for people of all kind, stick around. I Volunteer. To read diversity.

#AtoZChallenge – M My Name is Asher Lev

Welcome to M! I have kind of a different book for you today. To be sure, the book classifies as multicultural, diverse and all those wonderful things that make the world go around: My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok   I’ve been promising myself to read this book forever and here’s why: Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe. {Read More}

Introducing Pam

I realized that few mainstream books contain diverse and multicultural characters. I decided to help others hunt for books containing diversity. If you're ready to discover great books for people of all kind, stick around. I Volunteer. To read diversity.

When the Chickens Went on Strike a Rosh Hashanah Tale

When the Chickens Went on Strike by Erica Silverman   Here’s a Rosh Hashanah tale that reminds me of Click clack moo, cows that type because the animals get fed up with the “abuse” they suffer at the hands of Jewish people celebrating Rosh Hashanah. They decide to strike! Reminds me so much of the cows demands that they make on Farmer Brown.  I love how the author has taken the very old tale and turned it into something families {Read More}

Introducing Pam

I realized that few mainstream books contain diverse and multicultural characters. I decided to help others hunt for books containing diversity. If you're ready to discover great books for people of all kind, stick around. I Volunteer. To read diversity.

Happy Passover! A book for the littles

If you celebrate Passover you might want to share this cute title with your littles.  This is the Matzah by Abby Levine I’m not going to try to explain the Passover tradition because other people have done it beautifully. Look at this website I found called Benjamen Kanarek Blog. It’s artistic illustrations are beeeeeyoooootiful! Meanwhile, I’m perfecting David Leibovitz’s Matzoh Toffee dessert.   It’s so good it tastes like crack. Like I know from crack, huh? Anyway, this yummy delicious {Read More}

Introducing Pam

I realized that few mainstream books contain diverse and multicultural characters. I decided to help others hunt for books containing diversity. If you're ready to discover great books for people of all kind, stick around. I Volunteer. To read diversity.

Hotlight Spotlight: My Basmati Bat Mitzvah, Paula J Freedman

  I know you’re thinking what I’m thinking, what in the world? To be sure, I’m not a fan of the cover, but I love the idea of combining the two ethnicities for a fun read! During the fall leading up to her bat mitzvah, Tara (Hindi for “star”) Feinstein has a lot more than her Torah portion on her mind. Between Hebrew school and study sessions with the rabbi, there doesn’t seem to be enough time to hang out {Read More}

Introducing Pam

I realized that few mainstream books contain diverse and multicultural characters. I decided to help others hunt for books containing diversity. If you're ready to discover great books for people of all kind, stick around. I Volunteer. To read diversity.

A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead a TLC Blog Tour

Close your eyes and visualize with me for a minute.  France, 1930s, and women.  What comes to mind? Do you think of: The Eiffel Tower?  Yes.  What about:   baguettes? Probably. Do you think about fashionable french women? Certainly! But what about Hitler? Death Camps? Antisemitism? War or resistance? These are topics you probably don’t naturally associate with France unless you know your French history. A train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead, provides one of the most thorough investigations into {Read More}

Introducing Pam

I realized that few mainstream books contain diverse and multicultural characters. I decided to help others hunt for books containing diversity. If you're ready to discover great books for people of all kind, stick around. I Volunteer. To read diversity.

Book Review: I am Forbidden – From Left to Write

For the May, From Left to Write offered us a chance to read I am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits As I struggled to gain control of my thoughts, I thought you might appreciate watching. So here are my thoughts on video. I apologize in advance for the many movements of my head. Close your eyes, listen to my voice, or imagine you and I are sharing a cup of coffee and discussing this book. Thanks for viewing! This post is {Read More}

Introducing Pam

I realized that few mainstream books contain diverse and multicultural characters. I decided to help others hunt for books containing diversity. If you're ready to discover great books for people of all kind, stick around. I Volunteer. To read diversity.

#AtoZChallenge: T-Tuck Everlasting

I can hardly believe we’re on the letter T! The letter T is tricky because there are lots of words that start with it; “The” notwithstanding, I want to focus on a word that cannot be so easily dropped so… T is for Tuck Everlasting! I know, I know, the book is the mass media movie tie in but don’t let that put you off the book. This is a sweet story that discusses life and death so very sweetly! {Read More}

Introducing Pam

I realized that few mainstream books contain diverse and multicultural characters. I decided to help others hunt for books containing diversity. If you're ready to discover great books for people of all kind, stick around. I Volunteer. To read diversity.