Monthly Archives: November 2020

Two-in-One Author’s Notebook | The Ninth Night of Hanukkah, Written by Erica S. Perl, Illustrated by Shahar Kober

Perl, Erica S. The Ninth Night of Hanukkah. Illus. Shahar Kober. Sterling Children’s Books, 2020, 32 pp. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired this story? Erica Perl (EP): The story was inspired by my two daughters. One Hanukkah night, they … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things this week: In a bout of insomnia, I started to think about a matchmaker’s photo postcard of my grandfather in front of his Newark grocery. The card is made out to “Miss Belous” in East Harlem, New … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Five quick things this week: It’s around this time of year I begin to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and goals for the year ahead. Here’s an interesting freewrite exercise: Your future self pays you a visit to tell you … Continue reading

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