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Fiction

Zoe Klein

Zoe Klein has blended her work as a rabbi and her craft as a novelist to help congregants find meaning in the stories of their own lives.

Rokhl Häring Korn

Driven to learn Yiddish in response to anti-Semitism, Rokhl Häring Korn went on to become a major figure in Yiddish literature.

Rashel Mironovna Khin

Rashel Mironovna Khin hosted salons that made her the toast of Imperial Russia and, with the help of the novelist Ivan Turgenev, became a successful writer in her own right.

Paula Jacques

Paula Jacques has been praised for writing novels that explore the flaws and longings of Egyptian Jews.

EL Konigsberg

Elaine Lobl Konigsburg’s beloved children’s book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, helped make her the only person to be both winner and runner-up for the Newbery Medal in one year and the person who waited the longest time between two wins.

Zoe Klein

Rabbi Zoe Klein’s fascination with the language and emotion of the biblical books of the prophets led her to craft Drawing in the Dust, a novel imagining the prophet Jeremiah’s private life.

Let's Celebrate our Hermiones

There’s so much about Harry Potter that sticks with me and my generation, but I want to talk about the character whose portrayal and trajectory feel all too pertinent in America in 2017: Hermione Granger.

Smashing the Patriarchy with YA Literature

If you’ve ever been a teenage girl, chances are you know what it’s like to hate your body. This isn’t an accident: when you’re born female in America, you immediately embark on a lifelong lesson on how to police your own body and the bodies of others.

Queer History and Stone Butch Blues

Two years ago to the month, I read Stone Butch Blues for the first time. Leslie Feinberg had made previous appearances in my life, distant traces of hir legacy filtering through references in other books and news of hir death months prior, but it wasn’t until May/June 2015 that I finally sank into Feinberg’s oeuvre and felt the force of hir most famous book.

Jenny Hirsch

Jenny Hirsch devoted years to a society for women’s employment, but when the organization ironically refused to pay her, she reinvented herself as a mystery writer.

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