Posted by Nat Bernstein
Jewish novelist Alice Hoffman turns her deft mastery of magical realism to Middle Grade fantasy with Nightbird, a tale of enchantments, mysterious family curses, and (of course) young love:
Lois Lowry (two-time Newbery Medal recipient and author of The Giver in case you live under a rock) likens this book to “reentering a wonderful dream that you vaguely remember,” celebrating how “Alice Hoffman creates the most ordinary people and then turns their lives magical.” Looking for a book to share with a preteen? I think you just found it.
- Alice Hoffman reading list
- Children’s & YA Reading List, curated by the Association of Jewish Libraries
- Book Cover of the Week: A Thousand Pieces of You
- Righteous Reads: Time-Tested Picks for Young Adults by Micol Ostow
Nat Bernstein is the former Manager of Digital Content & Media, JBC Network Coordinator, and Contributing Editor at the Jewish Book Council and a graduate of Hampshire College.