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Finding Twig – An Overdue Thank You Note

Mrs. Hall was no pushover.  She was a tall, impressive figure with graying hair framing her stern face. Her wardrobe was sensible and well-pressed; suits or dresses with matching cardigans and shiny, low-heeled, patent leather pumps that reflected the overhead…

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Sydney Taylor Book Awards – 2017

2017 SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED Winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award were announced by the Association of Jewish Libraries today. Named in memory of Sydney Taylor, author of the classic All-of-a-Kind Family series, the award recognizes…

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The Little Esrog

Just in time for Sukkos! I am pleased to share a lovely new book by Rochelle Kochin, illustrated by Janice Hechter, The Little Esrog (Merkos Publishing).   With just days until Sukkos, the Jews of 1895 Sislotch wait excitedly for their…

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Greenhorn – The Movie!

I am thrilled to share some terrific news. A few years ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Anna Olswanger and  Miriam Nerlove about their book, Greenhorn. Here is the link to our chat Greenhorn – The Book. In 2014…

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Multicultural Kid Blogs

My friend, Heidi Estrin wrote a terrific blog post about Jewish Children’s Literature awards, right here: Jewish Kidlit Awards

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A Restorative Workshop for Writers

I’m pleased to share info about a wonderful workshop my friend Barbara Krasner is offering. Is this workshop right for you? You know you have them–every writer does. The drawer of manuscripts you want to revise but you’re not sure…

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