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2019 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour | Final Stop

You’ve now come to the final stop along the 2019 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 2019 Sydney … Continue reading

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Join the 10 Pages a Day of Reading Writing Crafts Books Challenge

I’ve been inspired so far this year to read 10 pages a day of self-improvement books as defined by Jeff Olson in The Slight Edge. But the more I read these books, the more I crave reading writing craft books … Continue reading

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Association of Jewish Libraries Announces 2019 Sydney Taylor Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 28, 2019 2019 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners Announced Winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award were announced by the Association of Jewish Libraries today in Seattle, WA at the Youth Media Awards press conference of … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook: Not Our Kind, a Novel by Kitty Zeldis

Not Our Kind by Kitty Zeldis. HarperCollins, September 2018. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired you to write this book? Kitty Zeldis (KZ): This book began in the 1970s, when I was student at Vassar, although I didn’t know that the … Continue reading

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August 2018 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah is pleased to once again host the monthly Jewish Book Carnival! Here are this month’s links: At Life Is Like a Library, Chava Pinchuck looks at some books that are appropriate for the month of Elul, a time … Continue reading

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The New Yorker Article about Children’s Holocaust Books Folks have been buzzing about Ruth Franklin’s New Yorker article, “Transported.” You can read it here. You can also access information about children’s Holocaust books published in the United States and Canada … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Barbara Bietz | Report on 2018 Tent–Jewish Children’s Literature

I recently returned from a week at the Yiddish Book Center as a participant in the TENT program for children’s writers and illustrators. This incredible program, sponsored by PJ Library, was a journey of soulful explorations, academic discussions, and emotion-filled … Continue reading

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