There Is Room for More Holocaust Stories, Even in Picture Books

arbeit macht freiIn this blog post, prolific author Jane Yolen talks about her inspiration for a new picture book about a Jewish family in Paris during World War II.

Reading it, I began to think about the Holocaust stories still not told. So, despite editors and agents who say, “No more Holocaust stories!” if you have one to tell, have the faith and courage to write it.

The post is one of a series of motivational messages sponsored by Tara Lazar and the November PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month).

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About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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3 Responses to There Is Room for More Holocaust Stories, Even in Picture Books

  1. Donna says:

    Perhaps there should be a publisher specializing in Holocaust material?

  2. Since I have written a picture book holocaust story, I’m thrilled to read this. Thanks, Barbara, for always keeping us informed about Jewish children’s books.

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