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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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Tidbits

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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Author’s Notebook | Irving Berlin by Nancy Churnin

Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez (Creston Books, 2018) The Whole Megillah (TWM): What prompted you to write about Irving Berlin? Nancy Churnin (NC): I love Irving Berlin’s music … Continue reading

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On My Night Stand | The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Yes, I know this is not a craft book or a work of literature, and there’s no Jewish content here. But I present these two books here in the interest of spring cleaning and renewal. I’d heard about Marie Kondo … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | When We Were Shadows by Janet Wees

The Whole Megillah (TWM): What prompted you to write this book? Janet Wees (JW): When I visited the memorial site of The Hidden Village in the mid-2000s, it affected me more than other sites I’d seen; it gave me a … Continue reading

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