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Book Recommendations for Jewish Teenage Girls

Hillary Pinsker of Mishkan Shalom in Philadelphia, PA recommends:

  • Davita's Harp
    Chaim Potok
    Excellent for girls who are up to something challenging.
  • The Ladies' Auxiliary
    Tova Mirvis
  • Allegra Maud Goldman
    Edith Konecky
    Deborah Eisenbach-Budner, Education Director of Havurah Shalom in Portland, OR, says: "I love giving this book as a Bat Mitzvah gift. It's a smart, funny, story about a girl coming of age in pre-WWII era Brooklyn. Topics include assimilation, gender, adolescence. The main character is easy for critically thinking girls to identify with."
  • The Flame Bearers
    Kim Chernin (out of print, available used)
    The fascinating chronicle of a few generations of women from shtetl Russia to modern Berkeley who are members of a secret sect of Jewish women and their lives studying, protesting and raising families.
Type: Bibliography

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