Association of Jewish Libraries of Southern California



Hot Topics in Teen Literature


Compiled by Linda Silver

Jewish Literature for Children Conference - February 2007
Los Angeles, California


The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne,
Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye,
Light Years by Tammar Stein,
Marika by Andrea Cheng,
Never Mind the Goldbergs by Matthue Roth,
Real Time by Pnina Moed Kass,
Sam I Am by Ilene Cooper,
Storky: How I Lost My Nickname and Won the Girl by D. L. Garfinkle,
The Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene,
Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak by Deborah Ellis.

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[Note:  These and other books were discussed in Linda Silver's session entitled
"Controversial Jewish Books for Teens"
at the Conference on Jewish Children's Literature - February 2007,
Los Angeles, California.]