Can a picture say a thousand words? When it’s the cover of a book, that’s sometimes the goal. This past year, designers have taken on the challenge of distilling pages of text into a single image with ingenuity. Beautiful, revealing, and unforgettable, these twelve covers (one for each month of the year!) impressed us in 2021.
Becca Kantor is the editorial director of Jewish Book Council and its annual print literary journal, Paper Brigade. She received an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia. Becca spent a year in Estonia on a Fulbright scholarship, writing and studying the country’s Jewish history, and another year in Germany volunteering at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. She lives in Brooklyn.