Holiday Highlights

Each spring and fall, AJL selects a list of juvenile Jewish holiday books that exemplify the highest standards of authentic Jewish representation and holiday spirit in both writing and illustration. These books are recommended for use by families, in schools, and in libraries. AJL hopes that the publishing world will look to the quality of these examples when seeking to create new Jewish children’s holiday books. The Holiday Highlights committee was first convened in 2020 and the inaugural list was published in Spring 2021.

Holiday Highlights titles are selected twice a year, for the spring and fall publishing seasons.

Digital submissions are accepted through THIS FORM. For print submissions, please query [email protected].

 

SPRING 2021 HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS - click HERE for a PDF list

The Passover Guest by Susan Kusel, illustrated by Sean Rubin, published by Neal Porter Books at Holiday House. Ages 6-10  #ownvoices

Soosie, The Horse That Saved Shabbat by Tami Lehman-Wilzig, illustrated by Menahem Halberstadt, published by Kalaniot Books. Ages 4-8 #ownvoices

The Four Questions by Lynne Sharon Schwartz, illustrated by Ori Sherman, published by Levine Querido. All ages #ownvoices

Meet the Matzah written and illustrated by Alan Silberberg, published by Viking. Ages 4-10 #ownvoices