Monthly Archives: August 2011

Report from Prague | Finding Franz Kafka

It’s difficult to separate Franz Kafka from Prague and Prague from Franz Kafka. I’ll admit I haven’t really read his work since college when I argued with a college professor about the type of insect into which Gregor Samsa metamorphosed. … Continue reading

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Book Review | OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy

OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy Published by Walker & Company, 2011, 247 pages In OyMG, fourteen-year-old orator Ellie Taylor attends a Christian camp with the goal of winning a scholarship to Benedict’s, a school with an awesome oratory program. There’s … Continue reading

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Book Review | The Golem’s Latkes

The Golem’s Latkes Adapted by Eric A. Kimmel and illustrated by Aaron Jasinski Marshall Cavendish Children’s, 2011 (October) The good stuff A new take, a new classic — A new take on the classic tale of the Prague Golem. This … Continue reading

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Reminder | The Picture Book Manuscript Winner Could Be You!

Only two weeks remain to submit your manuscript to The Whole Megillah Picture Book Contest Make the end of your summer sizzle by finishing up your Jewish-themed picture book manuscript and submitting it to the first-ever The Whole Megillah Picture … Continue reading

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Report from Prague | New Jewish Cemetery

Although I’m back in the States, I’d still like to share some of my Judaic experiences in the Czech Republic. On the Tuesday and Wednesday of my last week in Prague, I took the Metro Line A to the Želivského … Continue reading

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Revise Your Children’s Book Manuscript over Labor Day Weekend

Take The Whole Megillah Challenge! Revise your children’s book manuscript over Labor Day weekend I will be spending Labor Day weekend revising a YA historical. Because I won a fiction scholarship and went to Prague for the month of July … Continue reading

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A Woman of Valor Will Not Be Hushed

A member of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee alerted us the other day about an item in the Huffington Post by Eishes Chayil, the author of the Honor Book, Hush. I’m providing the link. Orthodox Jewish Child Abuse: Shattering … Continue reading

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Editors Roundtable | Margery Cuyler, Marshall Cavendish/Shofar Books

Here is another video from the Editors Roundtable filmed at the 2011 Highlights Foundation workshop, Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books on May 16. This video features publisher Margery Cuyler of Marshall Cavendish/Shofar Books with some comments from Natalie Blitt, former director … Continue reading

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