And some of you will read it, and get angry with me because you like the books I don‘t like.Â Because you think that more books about Bubbe’s chicken soup, and orthodox-looking kids who like to plant trees, and latkes latkes, latkes… are just what we need.
To you I say feh.
But some of you will be angry because you are SMARTER than me. Some of you will be waiting to pounce on me and tell me about all the wonderful, funny, new Jewish books I haven’t read yet.Â Some of you know things I don’t know.
And to you I say BRING IT ON!
If you know of a wild and wonderful Jewish picture book, a book that is subtly about Jewish ideas and ethics rather than Jewish nostalgia for fatty heavy foods, please leave a comment below!Â If you know of a Jewish picture book that is smart and funny and contemporary, sing out!
And if you are someone who wants to write such a book, backchannel me.Â When I win the lottery, I’m planning a press.