Meredith Sires, Children's Librarian, Arroyo Seco Regional Branch Library


Collage of picture books with Sephardic representation

How an Endangered Jewish Language Lives On

May 22, 2023

Last week, I came across a perfect Mother’s Day gift in the form of Mazal Bueno! a new board book by Sarah Aroeste sprinkled with Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish language of Sephardic Jews.

Collage of realistic middle-grade Jewish fiction books

Seeing Myself in Sally J. Freedman

May 23, 2022

I was a curious and strongly opinionated tween girl growing up in the 90s and the books I treasured centered around characters of the same mind: Kristy in The Baby-Sitters Club by