Conference Proceeding: Trends in Jewish Children's Literature

What are the current issues in the field of Jewish children’s literature? A panel of experts, including a publisher, a reviewer and a librarian, will discuss large questions and developments in this area. In keeping with the theme of the conference, this session will discuss the next generation of Jewish children’s books. The intention is to greatly expand on the brief discussion about trends in Jewish children’s books held during the Sydney Taylor book sessions. Also, we would like to more deeply discuss issues that have been brought up in the past few years online and at AJL conferences. We would like to offer a larger perspective, not just about patterns in any particular year, but where experts see the field of Jewish children’s publishing headed. Topics include, but are not limited to, diversity and the We Need Diverse Books movement, how PJ Library has influenced Jewish children’s publishing, and changes in Holocaust literature.