Jewish kidlit authors offer free books in new contest

To celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month, Jewish children's authors have teamed up to give away more than 70 books.

Some of the dozens of books being given away by Jewish kidlit authors for Jewish American Heritage Month. Credit: Courtesy.
Some of the dozens of books being given away by Jewish kidlit authors for Jewish American Heritage Month. Credit: Courtesy.

To celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month this month, a group of authors has organized a giveaway of 72 new Jewish children’s books—from board books through young adult reads. “Shelves” of eight books each will be distributed to nine random winners after the contest’s May 31 deadline. 

“Our goals are to educate, spread light and share Jewish joy during these difficult times,” says Chana Stiefel, a children’s book author from Teaneck, N.J., who has published more than 30 children’s books.

Ann Koffsky,  a picture book author and illustrator from West Hempstead, N.Y., agrees. “It’s so important for Jewish children to see themselves in books, and it’s also key for others to see Jewish characters as well. We want readers from all backgrounds to have the opportunity to experience the diversity and richness of Jewish life.”

Authors of Jewish children’s books giving away dozens of free reads in May. Credit: Courtesy.

Stiefel and Koffsky teamed up with authors Liza Wiemer, Michal Babay and Ellen Leventhal to organize the giveaway, which launched on May 1. They received more than 200 entries on the first day. 

The books, which have been donated by Jewish authors, illustrators and publishers from the United States and Israel, include a wide array of topics, including Jewish history, culture, traditions, humor, biographies, Shabbat and holidays. 

“All readers, Jewish and non-Jewish, teachers, librarians, students, parents and grandparents are welcome to enter,” says Stiefel.

To see the list of book titles and to enter, visit https://tinyurl.com/JAHMgiveaway. Books can only be shipped to U.S. postal addresses. Deadline to enter is May 31.

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