It is common for large book publishers to hold book fairs at schools and community centers to provide students with access to high quality literature. However, many books contain content and messages that are inappropriate for a frum reader.
Since hundreds of books are often offered for sale at these events, it is very difficult for mechanchim to keep a proper eye on the content that is being offered. A school would never be able to forgive themselves if inappropriate content made its way through their own system and ended up in a child’s hands, R”L.
Menucha Classrooms identified a need for high quality secular books in the Jewish marketplace, and proactively reviews the content of each book, providing teachers, schools, and families with a list of appropriate books, as well as four different categories of issues that might be of a concern in a specific book.
Thus, it is now possible to order a book fair to a school and get a curated offering of hundreds of books for all ages, from children to adults. Offerings can include Jewish books, secular books, bestsellers, and cookbooks.
In many communities, the book fair becomes an opportunity for a community get together, lasting several days with a tremendous turnout. Parents accompany their children to buy new books for them, and teachers are available to help recommend good reads.
Fairs have been held all over the US, from New York to Pennsylvania, to Texas. Visit Menucha Classroom’s site to Schedule a fair for your school, or to sample their vast selection of quality books from their online store.