Our team of PJ Our Way professionals puts great thought into each month's selections. These books span a range of interests and reading levels, however, we cannot guarantee that every book is the right fit for every child. Each month, this blog will include updated parent information including summaries, discussion points, and content warnings for every title we offer.

Pink Slippers, Bat Mitzvah Blues

Posted August 01, 2015  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Alyssa is relieved to be done with her bat mitzvah so she can totally focus on her dancing!  But many other pressures in her life compete with her total dedication to her craft.  Rabbi Perelman wants her to join the confirmation class and continue her Jewish education, and her best friend Ellen is very sick and needs her too.  As Alyssa steps into her role as a modern Jewish teen, she learns to make her own decisions, integrating the rigorous demands of ballet training with other important values in her life. Read More »

A Time of Angels

Posted August 01, 2015  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Hannah lives in a crowded Boston tenement apartment with her Tanta (Aunt) Rose, her aunt’s friend, Vashti, and her two little sisters.  World War I has begun and the city is struck by the great influenza epidemic.   Read More »

Jesse's Star

Posted August 01, 2015  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Jesse is under deadline for a class project about his ancestors. Poking around his attic for inspiration, he finds a Star of David necklace belonging to Yossi Mendelsohn, his great-greatgrandfather. Read More »