Tag Archives: Joni Sussman

Two-in-One Author’s Notebook | In the Jerusalem Forest by Devora Busheri and illustrated by Noa Kelner

In the Jerusalem Forest by Devora Busheri and illustrated by Noa Kelner, 32 pp., Kar-Ben Publishing, 2019. Israel-based Devora and I met as inaugural fellows at the 2017 Jewish Children’s Literature Tent at the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA. The … 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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Kar-Ben Kar-Ben Testing Jewish Chapter Book Waters

The Whole Megillah (TWM): When and why did Kar-Ben move into MG and YA publishing? What’s the relationship with parent Lerner and how does that contribute? Joni Sussman (JS): Kar-Ben has published occasional MG/YA manuscripts but we haven’t made — nor … Continue reading

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Last Call | Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books

You owe it to yourself and to your craft. Where else can you find a hands-on writing workshop geared specifically toward Jewish content? Have a picture book you’d like critiqued? Who best to do that? Editors who publish Jewish content and fellow … Continue reading

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Claim Your Seat for the 2016 Highlights Workshop, Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books

Do you want feedback on your picture book or novel? Do you want to learn more about submitting your Jewish-themed story? Select seats are still available at the 2016 Highlights Foundation workshop, “Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books.” You’ll hear and learn … Continue reading

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Have You Signed Up Yet for the 2016 Highlights Workshop, Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books?

Join me, Kar-Ben publisher Joni Sussman, Scholastic executive editor Dianne Hess, Philomel assistant editor Talia Benamy, and guest author Kathy Kacer at the 2016 Highlights Foundation workshop, “Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books.” The workshop has been running since 2010, giving writers access … Continue reading

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Three-in-One Notebook | Not for All the Hamantaschen in Town

The Whole Megillah interviews here Laura Aron Milhander, author, and Inna Chernyak, illustrator of the new Kar-Ben picture book, Not for All the Hamantaschen in Town, a Purim story. Kar-Ben publisher Joni Sussman also participates. Here goes… The Whole Megillah … Continue reading

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2016 Opportunities for Writers of Jewish Story

Have you decided what path your writing will take in 2016? Here are some opportunities to take advantage of to bring your writing to new levels and to send your work off into the world. Highlights Foundation workshop, “Writing Jewish … Continue reading

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Three-in-One | Shmulik Paints the Town Written by Lisa Rose and Illustrated by Catalina Echeverri

My first encounter with Lisa Rose was as an author through her Facebook group, “Missing Voice.” Like me and countless others, she is now a Kar-Ben author with Shmulik Paints the Town, a story about a painter, a dog, and … Continue reading

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Three-in-One Notebook: Shanghai Sukkah by Heidi Smith Hyde, Illustrations by Jing Jing Tsong

Earlier this year, Kar-Ben Publishing released a new picture book, Shanghai Sukkah, written by Heidi Smith Hyde and illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong. The Whole Megillah presents an interview here with author, illustrator, and publisher Joni Sussman. TWM: What inspired … Continue reading

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