Israeli/Israeli American

Dumpling Day

by Meera Sriram

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Community Action, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food

Finding Melody Sullivan

by Alice Rothchild

Age 15 or older

Themes: Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Mental Health, Religious Background: Jewish, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend, Trauma & Healing: Sexual Assault, Trauma & Recovery: Substance Use, Unaccompanied Minors, Visiting Home Country

Sunday with Savta

by Wiley Blevins

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Jewish, The Arts

The Flag of Childhood: Poems From the Middle East

by Naomi Shihab Nye (Selected by)

Age 08 or older

Themes: Anthology, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Discrimination: Racial, Genre: Poetry

The Homesick Club

by Libby Martinez

Age 03 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Immigrant: Economic, Welcoming by Individual

The Lemon Tree (Young Readers’ Edition): An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East

by Sandy Tolan

Age 09 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Religious Background: Jewish, Religious Background: Muslim, Welcoming by Individual

Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak

by Deborah Ellis

Age 11 or older

Themes: Anthology, Canadian Connection, Loss of Childhood, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Jewish, Religious Background: Muslim

Wishing Upon the Same Stars

by Jacquetta Nammar Feldman

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 2nd

Yosef’s Dream

by Sylvia Rouss

Age 05 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Genre: Historical, Immigrant: Religious Freedom, Religious Background: Jewish