Tag Archives: Yom HaShoah

Mid-Week Field Notes | April 7, 2021

Three quick things this week: For the next few weeks I will be deep in revision on various projects, especially my bio in verse. I’m reading other novels in verse and just good poetry to keep me inspired. Any suggestions? … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes | March 31, 2021

Three quick things this week: My books arrived!  Summer plans: I’ll be working on my database of Holocaust children’s literature, expanding it from the 1960s and through 2021. Then, I’ll take guidance from a statistician colleague to code the database … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes | March 24, 2021

Four quick things this week: I’ve signed up to support Amherst Writers & Artists in their Write around the World fundraising event. I’m facilitating a session on May 9.  I received an offer of publication for my bio in verse … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes | March 17, 2021

Three quick things this week: I think I’ve done all the revisions for a book-for-hire about the Holocaust. Doing this kind of work can be rewarding but also quite tedious and frustrating. I won an AWP raffle for a free … Continue reading

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The Partisans Hymn – Yom Hashoah

This came into my email today. I found it very powerful.

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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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Author’s Notebook | Ellen Cassedy, author of We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust

In early March at the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), I had the pleasure of attending a panel on family story and meeting Ellen Cassedy, author of We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian … Continue reading

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