by Naomi Danis

Lilith Asks About Palestinian-Israeli Picture Books

LILITH’s managing editor Naomi Danis, herself a children’s author (Walk With Me, Scholastic), spoke recently with Irrit Dweck, a New Yorker of Syrian Jewish background. Irrit completed a gender analysis of four contemporary Palestinian-Israeli children’s books as part of her master’s degree in Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University. In light of currents events and the solidarity expressed by Palestinian-Israelis towards Palestinians, we wanted to know more about the attitudes and values of picture books being read to young Palestinian-Israeli children.

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