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Two-in-One | Behind the Bookcase, written by Barbara Lowell, illustrated by Valentina Toro

Lowell, Barbara. Behind the Bookcase: Miep Gies, Anne Frank, and the Hiding Place. Illustr. Valentina Toro. Kar-Ben, 2020, 40 pp., paperback $7.99. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What prompted you to write this book? Barbara Lowell (BL): In 2016, I visited the … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Judah Touro Didn’t Want to Be Famous, Written by Audrey Ades

Ades, Audrey. Judah Touro Didn’t Want to Be Famous. Illus. Vivien Mildenberger. Kar-Ben, 2020, 32 pp. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired you to write this book? Audrey Ades (AA): I started writing this book in 2016, when I felt … Continue reading

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August 2020 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah is pleased to once again host the monthly Jewish Book Carnival!         Here are this month’s links: On The Book of Life Podcast, Heidi Rabinowitz interviews the cofounder of the Jewish Grandparents Network about how … Continue reading

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Why You Should Submit to PJ Library | Authors Speak Up

Welcome to The Whole Megillah‘s cyber-round table of authors whose books were submitted and selected by PJ Library and/or PJ Our Way. Our authors include Amalia Hoffman, author/illustrator of Dreidel Day (Kar-Ben, 2018); Karen Pokras, author of the forthcoming middle-grade … Continue reading

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The Partisans Hymn – Yom Hashoah

This came into my email today. I found it very powerful.

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Announcing the First Annual “Chaiku” Contest | Guest Post by Amy Losak

About a year and a half ago, thanks to the connective power of social media, several accomplished and award-winning Jewish women’s authors of books for children decided to form a group: The Book Meshuggenahs! We now have 16 members, and … Continue reading

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2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour | Final Stop

  You’ve now come to the final stop along the 2020 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 2020 … Continue reading

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AJL Announces 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Awards

For More Information Contact: Rebecca Levitan, Chair Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee Association of Jewish Libraries http://www.sydneytaylorbookawards.org sydneytaylorbookaward@jewishlibraries.org January 27, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners Announced Winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award were … Continue reading

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The Whole Megillah Announces Writing Chai!

Writing Chai is a new, eighteen-month program of prompts from The Whole Megillah. Each month (on the 18th) members of the Writing Chai community will receive a prompt and have access to a private Facebook page to post their writing, … Continue reading

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Editor’s Notebook | Honeycake Magazine: An Interview with Founder and Editor in Chief Anna Caplan

The Whole Megillah (TWM): What prompted you to begin a magazine for Jewish kids? Anna Caplan (AC): Honeycake was an idea I dreamed up for my own children. One day as I was renewing my four-year-old’s subscription to Ladybug magazine, … Continue reading

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