Monthly Archives: July 2014

Two-in-One Notebook Special | The Patchwork Torah with Author Allison Ofanansky and Illustrator Elsa Oriol

The Patchwork Torah is a global collaboration between U.S.-based publisher, Kar-Ben, author Allison Ofanansky in Israel and illustrator Elsa Oriol in France. The Whole Megillah (TWM): Allison, what inspired you to write this book? Allison Ofanansky (AO): The book was inspired by … Continue reading

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Two-in-One Notebook Special: Prisoner of Night and Fog Author Anne Blankman and Editor Kristin Rens

The Whole Megillah (TWM): How did you come up with the idea for this novel? Anne Blankman (AB): World War Two has fascinated me ever since I read Anne Frank’s diary as a seventh grader. A few years ago, after having … Continue reading

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Report from Las Vegas | Association of Jewish Libraries Annual Conference, 2014

As the first-ever recipient of the Groner/Wikler Scholarship, I was financially able to attend last week’s Association of Jewish Libraries annual conference, this year held in Las Vegas. Thank you to AJL and Kar-Ben for this wonderful award! Over the … Continue reading

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