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Naomi Sokoloff

Naomi Sokoloff, professor of Hebrew and modern Jewish literature at the University of Washington in Seattle, received her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She is the author of Imagining the Child in Modern Jewish Fiction and co-editor of Gender and Text in Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature, Infant Tongues: The Voice of the Child in Literature, Traditions and Transitions in Israel Studies, The Jewish Presence in Children’s Literature, and Boundaries of Jewish Identity. Her book What We Talk About When We Talk About Hebrew (And What It Means to Americans), co-edited with Nancy E. Berg, won a 2019 National Jewish Book Award.

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Fiction, Popular in the United States

The explosion of writing by American Jewish women in the twentieth century produced not only serious fiction, poetry, essays, and autobiography but also a range of popular literature geared towards pleasure and light entertainment. Popular fiction by American Jewish women in the twentieth century featured genres from regional novels, sagas, historical novels, romances, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, and humor.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Naomi Sokoloff." (Viewed on December 3, 2023) <>.


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