Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something I can understand and want to participate in.
This week’s prompt is “book quotes that fix a theme,” but I never track book quotes. Instead, I’m going to highlight some OwnVoices Jewish books in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month. This has been a really hard month for Jewish people, and there’s been an incredibly large increase in antisemitic incidents around the world. So in light of this, I want to draw attention to some books written by Jewish authors that feature different perspectives on the Jewish experience.
- Rebel Daughter by Lori Banov Kaufmann
- The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner
- Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler
- The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan
- Recommended for You by Laura Silverman
- Maus by Art Spiegelman
- Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
These are books that I haven’t yet read, but that I’m really looking forward to reading soon. The last two aren’t released yet, but will be soon, and I’ve heard some really great things about them.
- The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
- Color Me In by Natasha Díaz
- The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros
- The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid
What are some of your favorite OwnVoices Jewish books? Have you read any great ones for Jewish American Heritage Month?
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