Monthly Archives: January 2017

Poet’s Notebook | Courtney Druz, The Hannah Senesh Set

The Whole Megillah (TWM): How did you come to write this book? What was the inspiration? Why Hannah Senesh? Courtney Druz (CD): I didn’t know at first that I was going to write about Hannah Senesh. Since finishing my previous … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Susan Lynn Meyer, Skating with the Statue of Liberty

The Whole Megillah welcomes back Susan Lynn Meyer, author of the 2011 Sydney Taylor Honor Book Award Winner for Older Readers, Black Radishes and now its sequel, Skating with the Statue of Liberty (Delacorte/Random House, 2016). The Whole Megillah (TWM): … Continue reading

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Year of the Book | Critique Group Results

The possibility for critique groups now exists for the following: Contemporary YA Historical YA 7-10 year olds Personal essays If interested in joining one or more of these groups, please comment below.

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Year of the Book | Need a Critique Group?

When I announced 2017 as The Year of the Book, among those The Whole Megillah readers who wanted to participate, two write picture books. I suggested we form a critique group. Within the two weeks, we’ve shared and commented on … Continue reading

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2016 National Jewish Book Awards Announced by Jewish Book Council

2016 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCED Book of the Year Awarded to Israel by Daniel Gordis Rose Tremain Wins Fiction Category for The Gustav Sonata Michael Chabon Awarded JBC’s Modern Literary Achievement Award New York, January 11, 2017 – The … Continue reading

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2017 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced by Association of Jewish Libraries

2017 SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED Winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award were announced by the Association of Jewish Libraries today. Named in memory of Sydney Taylor, author of the classic All-of-a-Kind Family series, the award recognizes … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Bruce Ashkenas, Shadows of Shame

The Whole Megillah (TWM): How did you come up with the idea for this book? Why this story? Why this timeframe? Bruce Askenas (BA): I got the idea for Shadows of Shame, the story of a Jewish reporter in New … Continue reading

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