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.

Mid-Week Notes

Inspired by and with permission of Erika Dreifus, I am initiating a weekly post of three quick things on Wednesdays. I have signed a contract with Kar-Ben Publishing of Lerner Publishing Group for a middle-grade novel in verse about the … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Matzah Belowstairs, Written by Susan L. Meyer

Matzah Belowstairs, written by Susan L. Meyer and illustrated by Mette Engell. Kar-Ben, 2019, 24 pp. Hardcover, $17.99; paperback, $7.99. Ebook also available. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired this story? Susan Lynn Meyer (SLM): I’ve often sat at seder … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Martin and Anne by Nancy Churnin

Martin and Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank, written by Nancy Churnin and illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg, Creston Books, 2019, $17.99. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired you to bring Martin Luther King, … Continue reading

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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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