Monthly Archives: July 2010

Author’s Notebook | Pnina Moed Kass

Jewish Children’s Writer, Pnina Moed Kass I first became acquainted with author Pnina Moed Kass when I read her novel, Real Time, which won the Sydney Taylor Book Award in 2004 and the National Jewish Book Award in 2005. Pnina … Continue reading

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The First Annual New York Sephardic Book Fair

The American Sephardi Federation hosted the first annual New York Sephardic Book Fair at the Center for Jewish History yesterday. I’ve always been interested in Sephardic history, although as far as I know, I have no Sephardic roots. Several tables … Continue reading

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Librarian’s Notebook | Heidi Rabinowitz Estrin

The July 2010 Librarian’s Notebook features Heidi Rabinowitz Estrin, library media specialist for Feldman Children’s Library at Congregation B’nai Israel, a large Reform synagogue in Boca Raton, Florida. Heidi is also the incoming Vice President/President- Elect of the Association of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sharing Our Homeland

Sharing Our Homeland: Palestinian and Jewish Children at Summer Peace Camp Written by Trish Marx and Photographs by Cindy Karp, 48 pp., (Lee and Low, 2010) This richly-illustrated picture book introduces us to Alya, a Muslim girl, and Yuval, a … Continue reading

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Agent’s Notebook | Rubin Pfeffer, East/West Literary Agency

Rubin Pfeffer recently joined the East/West Literary Agency after 35 years in book publishing. He worked at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich’s trade imprint, served at Pearson Education as senior vice president and chief creative officer, and was senior vice president and … Continue reading

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A History of Jewish Children’s Books—Part Two

Sydney Taylor and the All-of-a-Kind Family Adapted from a talk given by Lisa Silverman, Library Director of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, May 23, 2010 at the Highlights Founders Workshop, “Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books” Then we get to the most well-known, … Continue reading

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Agent’s Notebook | Mary Kole, Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Associate agent Mary Kole of Andrea Brown Literary Agency participated on the May 24, 2010 Editor/Agent Panel at the Highlights Foundation Workshop, “Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books.” Watch what Mary had to say… Mary is also the author of the acclaimed … Continue reading

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Editor’s Notebook | Françoise Bui, Delacorte Press

Executive Editor Françoise Bui of Delacorte Press gave her thoughts about submissions at the May 2010 Highlights Foundation workshop, “Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books.” Watch what she had to say at the Editor/Agent Panel…

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Editor’s Notebook | Devorah Leah Rosenfeld, Hachai Publishing

On May 24, 2010, Devorah Leah Rosenfeld, editor-in-chief at Hachai Publishing, shared her thoughts on publishing Jewish children’s books as part of the Highlights Foundation workshop, “Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books” Editor/Agent Panel.

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