Conference Proceeding: Jewish Books 101, Best Practices for Librarians and Teachers

Aimee and Barbara share their insights about Jewish children's literature and their behind-the-scenes experiences as chairs of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. In an interactive presentation, they will explore the age-old question "What makes a book Jewish?" Participants will discover new ideas for implementing classroom and library activities that will engage and inspire young readers, including puppet shows, writers' workshops and author visits. Find out Aimee's and Barbara's recommendations for best book selections, from folktales and middle grade fiction, young adult novels, Jewish celebrations, non-fiction and more. Helpful online resources will be presented. This session is a wonderful introduction for first time attendees, librarians and teachers.