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Mid-Week Field Notes–January 18, 2023

Some very quick things: Have a good week!

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2021 National Jewish Book Awards Announced

Today the Jewish Book Council announced winners and finalists of its National Jewish Book Awards. For the entire press release and list, click here. Mazel tov to all winners and finalists! Children’s Pic­ture Book Win­ner: Dear Mr. Dickens  Nan­cy Churnin, illus­trat­ed … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes

Four quick things this week: I will now be a featured speaker about my middle-grade novel in verse, 37 Days at Sea: Aboard the MS St. Louis, 1939, at a Yom Hashoah event at the Mercer County Holocaust, Genocide & … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: The Jewish Book Council has just announced its 2019 winners. I agree with some choices, like Michael Dobbs’s Unwanted and, of course, Lesléa Newman’s Gittel’s Journey. But another book that won I thought lacked any authenticity. Sigh. … Continue reading

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Flanders House Book Presentation | The War Within These Walls

I had the privilege of attending the Flanders House book presentation on The War Within These Walls, written by Aline Sax and illustrated by Caryl Strzelecki. The book received a 2014 Sydney Taylor Honor Award in the teen category. It … Continue reading

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Jewish Book Council Announces 2010 National Jewish Book Award Winners

The Jewish Book Council announced the 2010 National Jewish Book Award winners today. Here are the winners in the children’s and young adult literature categories: Children’s and Young Adult Literature Winner: Under a Red Sky: Memoir of a Childhood in … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Norman H. Finkelstein

Norman H. Finkelstein is an educator, editor, librarian and writer. For nearly 30 years he has been an instructor in the Prozdor High School Department of Hebrew College in Boston where he continues to teach courses in Jewish history. Recently … Continue reading

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Librarian’s Notebook | Linda R. Silver

For August 2010, The Whole Megillah Librarian’s Notebook features an interview with Linda R. Silver. Linda is a librarian and a specialist in Jewish children’s literature.  She has written two books on the subject as well as speaking, teaching, and … Continue reading

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