Author Archives: Barbara Krasner

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.

Author’s Notebook | Creation Colors by Ann D. Koffsky

Creation Colors by Ann D. Koffsky, 24 pp., $17.95, Apples & Honey Press, April 2019 The Whole Megillah (TWM): What was your inspiration for this story? Ann Koffsky (AK): A huge, blank wall. Really! My synagogue has a large blank … Continue reading

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2019 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour | Final Stop

You’ve now come to the final stop along the 2019 Sydney Taylor Book Award blog tour, the culmination of a full week of insightful and inspiring award-winning author and illustrator interviews. Read about the blog tour and all 2019 Sydney … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Hand in Hand by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum

Hand in Hand, written by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum and illustrated by Maya Shleifer, 32 pp., $17.95, Apples & Honey Press, April 2019 The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired you to write this story? Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum (AWR): I was around … Continue reading

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New Workshops from The Whole Megillah

The Whole Megillah is proud to announce online workshops to sharpen your craft wherever you are in the writing process: Fiction Workshop Memoir Workshop Each workshop includes a set of weekly prompts. Participants post their writing to a private Facebook … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | On the Landing: Stories by Yenta Mash, Translated by Ellen Cassedy

On the Landing: Stories by Yenta Mash, translated by Ellen Cassedy (Northern Illinois University Press, 2018, 192 pp., paperback, $16.95) The Whole Megillah (TWM): What motivated you to learn Yiddish? Ellen Cassedy (EC): Years ago, when my mother died, I decided … Continue reading

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Join the 10 Pages a Day of Reading Writing Crafts Books Challenge

I’ve been inspired so far this year to read 10 pages a day of self-improvement books as defined by Jeff Olson in The Slight Edge. But the more I read these books, the more I crave reading writing craft books … Continue reading

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Association of Jewish Libraries Announces 2019 Sydney Taylor Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 28, 2019 2019 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners Announced Winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award were announced by the Association of Jewish Libraries today in Seattle, WA at the Youth Media Awards press conference of … Continue reading

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