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2021 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour | Final Stop

You’ve now come to the final stop along the 2021 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 2021 Sydney … Continue reading

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Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners Announced Today!

2021 SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCED For More Information Contact:Rebecca Levitan, ChairSydney Taylor Book Award CommitteeAssociation of Jewish Librarieswww.sydneytaylorbookawards.orgsydneytaylorbookaward@jewishlibraries.org January 25, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  2021 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners Announced  Winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award were announced … Continue reading

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Why We Write and Publish Holocaust Books for Young Readers

To commemorate Yom HaShoah, The Whole Megillah sponsored a survey of writers and publishers/editors of Holocaust books for young readers. The writers include Jane Yolen, Janet Wees, Susan Lynn Meyer, Andria Rosenbaum, Nancy Churnin, Susan L. Ross, and Kathy Kacer. … Continue reading

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There Is Room for More Holocaust Stories, Even in Picture Books

In this blog post, prolific author Jane Yolen talks about her inspiration for a new picture book about a Jewish family in Paris during World War II. Reading it, I began to think about the Holocaust stories still not told. … Continue reading

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Ideas Can Come from Anywhere–Even Jane Yolen

The first-ever Highlights Foundation workshop for writers of Jewish-themed children’s books took place at the founders’ home in Boyds Mills, PA from May 23-25. Throughout the following weeks, I’ll be sharing some highlights (no pun intended) of what the speakers … Continue reading

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