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Who Sponsored Your Jewish Literacy?

I’ve been reading Deborah Brandt’s “The Sponsors of Literacy,” and wonder now about my own sponsors of Jewish literacy. I think the library at my Hebrew school, Congregation B’nai Israel, in Kearny, New Jersey was responsible for my love of … Continue reading

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PJ Our Way: An Interview with Director Catriella Freedman

The Whole Megillah (TWM): What is PJ Our Way? What is its mission? Catriella Freedman (CF): PJ Our Way is the next chapter of our free Jewish children’s book program, PJ Library, for kids ages 9-11. It’s designed to meet … 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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In the Spirit of Poetry Has Value | January 2017 Report

January bore the brunt of rejections from all those December submissions. Poetry: Three submissions (Kelsey Review and two contests), no acceptances, and nine rejections to report (Bitter Oleander, Foundry, Redivider, Whale Road Review, Mom Egg Review, Jewish Literary Journal, Outlook … Continue reading

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Year of the Book | Critique Group Results

The possibility for critique groups now exists for the following: Contemporary YA Historical YA 7-10 year olds Personal essays If interested in joining one or more of these groups, please comment below.

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Year of the Book | Need a Critique Group?

When I announced 2017 as The Year of the Book, among those The Whole Megillah readers who wanted to participate, two write picture books. I suggested we form a critique group. Within the two weeks, we’ve shared and commented on … Continue reading

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2016 National Jewish Book Awards Announced by Jewish Book Council

2016 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCED Book of the Year Awarded to Israel by Daniel Gordis Rose Tremain Wins Fiction Category for The Gustav Sonata Michael Chabon Awarded JBC’s Modern Literary Achievement Award New York, January 11, 2017 – The … Continue reading

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