Conference Proceeding: Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World through Children’s Books

We live in an often disturbing and frightening world - one where natural disasters, bullying, violence, and intolerance seem to be all around us. Ms. Tanenbaum will use the traditional Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam to highlight recent releases, particularly picture books, which focus on social justice issues, encouraging kindness and creating a better world. She will describe how she put these ideas into practice through a social justice book club for families. In addition, she will highlight web resources for keeping up to date on new titles, as well as free curriculum resources helpful for the classroom. A book list and resource list will be provided to all participants.

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