ATTENTION: STUDENTS, TEACHERS, LIBRARIANS, PARENTS & GRANDPARENTS
Moment is an independent magazine that illuminates the political, cultural and religious complexities of the Jewish world. Our tagline is “The Next 5,000 Years of Conversation Begin Here,” and one of our missions is to educate and engage to expand the Jewish conversation.
Moment’s Publish-A-Kid contest encourages children to read and think about what they are reading by writing book reviews! All they need to do is read a book (see list below) and write a 300 word or less review explaining what they think and feel about the book in their own words. Winning entries will be published at momentmag.com (and maybe even in print!) and winners will receive a book selected by our editors.
Here are a few questions to get started:
- Why should other kids or grown-ups read this book?
- Why is it interesting or special?
- What did you learn from the book?
- Why is this book important?
- Would you like to know the characters in real life and why?
The contest is open to children between 9 and 13 years of age. Contest entries may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and age in the subject line.
This year’s contest is held in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month and the deadline is May 31, 2018.
Please be sure to include full name, home address, age, grade, email address and phone number, as well as the book name and author. If this is a school project, please include the teacher/librarian name, school name and address. Please include how you heard about this contest. Entries with missing contact information will be disqualified.
Below is selected a list of books to choose from, or children can choose abook which has a connection to the Jewish world.
Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite
The Yankee at
The Book Thief
Memories of Babi
The Entertainer and the Dybbuk
The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey
Prince William, Maximilian,
Sam I Am
Dave at Night
Running on Eggs
Journey to America
Number the Stars
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
The Pushcart War
Anne Frank: The Young Writer Who Told the World Her Story
Einstein: Visionary Scientist