Liza Wiemer Interviews Rachel Kamin – Family Bonding with Audiobooks

I am so excited to share a link to this interview featuring two people I admire greatly –  Liza Weimer, author of THE ASSIGNMENT and librarian Rachel Kamin, whose knowledge and passion for books is inspiring. In this interview from Penguin Random House Audio & Penguin Random House Library Marketing teams, Liza chats with Rachel and her sons about their…

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The Challah Girl – Welcome Bracha K. Sharp

Bracha Sharp is an author and poet. Her picture book THE CHALLAH GIRL (Feldheim) is a sweet tale of Zlatah Leah, whose beautiful challah is known throughout her village. But is her challah special enough to bring a smile to the melancholy prince? When not writing, Bracha loves to muse over her memories of ballet, and spend time with her…

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The Assignment by Liza Wiemer

Welcome Liza Wiemer – THE ASSIGNMENT

                  Liza Wiemer is an award-winning educator with over twenty years of teaching experience. Her second young adult novel, The Assignment (Delacorte Press, 2020) tells the story of a  high school assignment that requires defending the position of Nazis during World War II. Liza utilizes multiple points of view to tell this compelling story.…

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Lesléa Newman – I Wish My Father

Lesléa Newman is a beloved author of books for children and adults. Her recent book of poetry for adults, I WISH MY FATHER (a companion to I CARRY MY MOTHER) is a deeply moving exploration of love and loss. An excerpt from I WISH MY FATHER  (my favorite poem in the collection) can be found at the bottom of this…

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Welcome Susan Kusel – THE PASSOVER GUEST

It is such a pleasure to welcome Susan Kusel to chat about her new book, THE PASSOVER GUEST. I first met Susan through the Association of Jewish Libraries. Susan exudes passion for children’s books and it comes as no surprise that she is now the author of a beautiful picture book, a retelling of I.L. Peretz’s THE MAGICIAN. THE PASSOVER…

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Rebel Daughter – Lori Banov Kaufmann

                  I am delighted to welcome Lori Banov Kaufmann, the author of REBEL DAUGHTER (Penguin Random House). This fascinating YA novel takes readers back to Jerusalem two thousand years ago. Through the main character Esther, REBEL DAUGHTER brings to life a very significant time in Jewish history. Esther experiences many of the…

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The Poetry of Secrets – Cambria Gordon

Welcome Cambria Gordon, the author of a new YA novel, THE POETRY OF SECRETS. Through the eyes of Isabel, readers will have a window into the lives of conversos – Jews forced to convert to Catholicism in Spain in the 1400s. Isabel’s family makes great sacrifices to practice their religion in secret.  Isabel seeks to learn as much as she…

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DIJ – Use your Jewish Creativity!

I am so excited to share my newest book, DIJ – Use Your Jewish Creativity.  It was such an honor to explore the creative journeys of so many talented artists! Learn more here: DIJ – Use Your Jewish Creativity  


Janice Hechter is the author/illustrator of ADVENTURE GIRL – DABI DIGS IN ISRAEL (Alazar Press). Young readers will follow Dabi as she joins her aunt on the ultimate field trip – an archeological dig in Israel. ADVENTURE GIRL will surely spark interest in experiences that are unique to Israel. DId you know there are archeological sites that kids can explore?…

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