Category Archives: Authors

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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Author’s Notebook | Bruce Ashkenas, Shadows of Shame

The Whole Megillah (TWM): How did you come up with the idea for this book? Why this story? Why this timeframe? Bruce Askenas (BA): I got the idea for Shadows of Shame, the story of a Jewish reporter in New … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Linda B. Forgosh, Louis Bamberger: Department Store Innovator and Philanthropist

Louis Bamberger: Department Store Innovator and Philanthropist, written by Linda B. Forgosh. Brandeis University Press, 2016, 296 pp. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What got you interested in the life and work of Louis Bamberger? Linda Forgosh (LF): The idea to write the … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | I Dissent, written by Debbie Levy & illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Written by Debbie Levy Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley 40 pp., Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016 The Whole Megillah (TWM): What got you interested in Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG)? Debbie … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | The Sundown Kid written by Barbara Bietz and illustrated by John Kanzler

Picture book coming in January 2017 – The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat, written by Barbara Bietz, illustrated by John Kanzler, published by August House The Whole Megillah (TWM): How did you come up with the story? What inspired you? Barbara … Continue reading

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2016 March of the Living | An Interview with Participant, Author Kathy Kacer

The Whole Megillah (TWM): How did you first get involved with the March of the Living? Kathy Kacer (KK): I had thought about going on the March of the Living for years, but kept putting it off. Perhaps it is … Continue reading

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