Category Archives: Authors

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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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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