Thursday, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 308, JW Marriott
Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Jewish Children’s Literature
Program arranged by the Children’s Literature Association and the forum LLC Sephardic. Presiding: Meira Levinson, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York
1. “Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews in Jewish-American Children’s Literature,” Meira Levinson
2. “American Novels of the Beta Israel: Narrating Exodus Abroad to Shape Alliances at Home,” Naomi Lesley, Holyoke Community Coll., MA
3. “HaMelech Artus: Concepts of Childhood in a Medieval Hebrew-Italian Arthurian Romance,” Esther Bernstein, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York
Respondent: Tahneer Oksman, Marymount Manhattan Coll.