About Emily Schneider

Emily Schneider is a writer and educator with a special interest in children's literature. She lives and works in NYC. She blogs about children’s literature at https://imaginaryelevators.blog.

Remembering Philip Roth’s ‘Defender of the Faith’

By May 24, 2018

The early short story exploded every sacred stereotype about Jewish life. Read More

‘American Heritage Girls’— It’s Girl Scouts. For Bigots!

By May 11, 2017

The Catholic organization exists to roll back feminist progress. Read More

‘Oskar and the Eight Blessings:’ The Ghosts of Chanukah Future

By December 27, 2016

One children’s book provides us with the comfort we need. Read More

Jewcy Interviews: Serena Dykman

By October 19, 2016

The director talks about her new Holocaust film, ‘Nana: A Transgenerational Documentary on Tolerance.’ Read More

Bob Dylan: Forever Old

By October 14, 2016

The Nobel Prize shows that the songwriter is anything but “Forever Young.” And that’s wonderful. Read More

A Children’s Book on ‘German Suffering’ During WWII

By August 25, 2016

‘A Year of Borrowed Men’ seems to forget a bit of history… Read More

The Jewish Creators of Curious George, Everyone’s Favorite Monkey

By August 22, 2016

Jewcy interviews documentary director Ema Ryan Yamazaki. Read More

Calling Dr. Cohn! The Jewishness of ‘Madeline’

By July 14, 2016

The children’s book classic is more Jewish than you remember. Read More