Holocaustkidlit.com Goes Live | Online Searchable Database of Children’s Holocaust Literature

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Yesterday at Hebrew Union College in New York City at the annual conference of the Association of Jewish Libraries, I announced and demonstrated the debut of Holocaustkidlit.com, a new website featuring an online searchable database of children’s Holocaust literature published in the United States and Canada from 2002 forward (excluding self-published and educational titles).

The source for the database is the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database.

The database includes fields for the following:

  • Title
  • Author/illustrator
  • Place, date, and name of publisher
  • Age group
  • Genre
  • Geographic scope
  • Holocaust category (e.g., occupation, flight, resistance, Jewish resistance, concentration camps, recovery, return)

The database also includes a synopsis, Sydney Taylor and National Jewish Book awards, and links to online reviews.

Who can benefit from this site?

The site and database provide information that can be helpful to the following audiences:

  • Educators
  • Librarians
  • Editors/Publishers
  • Students
  • Writers/authors
  • Scholars

The site can be used to…

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