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.

Who is Stan Lee?

Posted December 27, 2016  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Born in New York City to poor Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, Stanley Lieber overcame financial hardship to become ‘Mr. Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee, creator of many of the best known and most popular superheroes including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man.  Read More »

Confessions of a Closet Catholic

Posted December 27, 2016  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Eleven-year-old Justine Silver is experiencing a serious identity crisis. Originally from New Rochelle, NY, Justine’s world felt very Jewish; her best friend, Shira Weinstein, was observant, and her family lived near the synagogue, even if they didn’t attend very often. Now that they’ve moved to Greenwich, Connecticut, Justine’s become more curious about the religions of the world and since her new best friend, Mac McAllister, has given up chocolate for Lent, Justine’s decided to get into the spirit and give up being Jewish for Lent, as well.  Read More »

Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish

Posted December 27, 2016  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

This offbeat graphic novel (third of a trilogy including: Hereville: How Mirka Got her Sword and Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite) is set in a fictitious Jewish shtetl (a small Eastern European Jewish village) called Hereville. The heroine, Mirka, is not your typical eleven-year-old Orthodox Jewish shtetl girl. She dreams of becoming a hero and slaying monsters, and is decidedly not enthused to be babysitting her little sister, Layele. Mirka’s thirst for adventure leads her in over her head as she fights a magical fish with a thirst for revenge and discovers what is most precious to her. Read More »

Tu B’Shevat in Snowy Cleveland

Posted December 15, 2016  | Written by PJOW Parent

Kelly Rubanenko from Cleveland tells us about her son's favorite PJ Our Way books and how the message of Tu B'Shevat can apply even when the ground is snowy and frozen. Read More »