Yos­sel’s Jour­ney by Kathryn Lasky, illus­trat­ed by John­son Yazzie

The Prince of Steel Pier by Sta­cy Nockowitz

The Boston Choco­late Par­ty by Tami Lehman-Wilzig and Rab­bi Deb­o­rah R. Prinz, illus­trat­ed by Fede Combi 

Some Kind of Hate by Sarah Dar­er Littman

Deb­o­rah’s Tree by Jane Yolen, illus­trat­ed by Cosei Kawa

Michal Hoschan­der Malen is the edi­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s young adult and children’s book reviews. A for­mer librar­i­an, she has lec­tured on top­ics relat­ing to lit­er­a­cy, run book clubs, and loves to read aloud to her grandchildren.