Category Archives: Authors

Author’s Notebook | The Challah Girl by Bracha K. Sharp

The Challah Girl by Bracha K. Sharp, illustrated by Anita Tung, Mosaica Press, 2019 The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired you to write this story? Bracha K. Sharp (BKS): At first, it was actually more of a case regarding who … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | The Book of Jeremiah by Julie Zuckerman

Zuckerman, Julie. The Book of Jeremiah: A Novel in Stories. Winston-Salem, NC: Press 53, 2019. 190 pp., $17.95. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What motivated this collection of linked short stories? Julie Zuckerman (JZ): The Book of Jeremiah started with one … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Rachel’s Roses by Ferida Wolff

Ferida Wolff, Rachel’s Roses, illustrated by Margeaux Lucas. New York: Holiday House, Available August  20, 2019. 112 pages. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What motivated you to write Rachel’s Roses? Ferida Wolff (FW): I was telling a friend about how my … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | The Brave Princess and Me, written by Kathy Kacer

The Brave Princess and Me, written by Kathy Kacer and illustrated by Juliana Kolesova,  Second Story Press, September 2019, 32 pp., $18.95. The Whole Megillah (TWM): The Brave Princess and Me might just be the first Holocaust book for kids … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | The Brave Cyclist: The True Story of a Holocaust Hero by Amalia Hoffman

The Brave Cyclist: The True Story of a Holocaust Hero, written by Amalia Hoffman and illustrated by Chiara Fedele, 40 pp., $17.95 (Capstone, June 2019) The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired you to write this story? Amalia Hoffman (AH): My … 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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