Category Archives: Authors

Author’s Notebook | The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland by Marisa Scheinfeld

I came across mention of The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland (Cornell University Press, 2017) on the website of the American Historical Association. Since my family spent numerous summers at hotels there that included the Granit, … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Choices by J.E. Laufer

Last year, I spent several months interviewing refugees from the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 on behalf of the American Hungarian Foundation. When I received news of J.E. Laufer’s account of her Jewish family’s escape, I was immediately intrigued. Following is … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Sue William Silverman, Poet and Memoirist

April is National Poetry Month! The Whole Megillah will post some special content featuring poets. This is the first in the series: an interview with poet and memoirist Sue William Silverman. The Whole Megillah (TWM): You’ve been publishing a lot … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Richard Michelson, The Language of Angels

The Language of Angels: A Story about the Reinvention of Hebrew Written by Richard Michelson and illustrated by Karla Gudeon (Charlesbridge, 2017) The Whole Megillah (TWM): What got you interested in writing about the invention of modern Hebrew? I see you … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Linda Leopold-Strauss, A Different Kind of Passover

A Different Kind of Passover Written by Linda Leopold-Strauss and illustrated by Jeremy Tugeau (Kar-Ben, 2017) The Whole Megillah (TWM):  What inspired you to write A Different Kind of Passover? Linda Leopold-Strauss (LLS): When I was a child, Passover was one … Continue reading

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2017 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour | Final Stop

You’ve now come to the final stop along the 2017 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 2017 Sydney … 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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