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THANK YOU, CHICAGO!

I have just returned from a most inspiring Association of Jewish Libraries Convention in beautiful Chicago. The Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee honored our winning authors and illustrators, and I was able to attend some amazing sessions about children’s books,…

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Rebecca Rubin American Girl
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MEET REBECCA RUBIN!

Today at the American Girl Place at The Grove in Los Angeles, my daughter Jillian and I joined in the celebration for the launch of American Girl’s newest historical doll, Rebecca Rubin. Rebecca is a nine-year-old Jewish girl growing up…

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The Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour is Coming!

My friend Heidi Estrin has orgainized a blog tour for the STBA winners. Here is the schedule: Sunday, January 18, 2009Karen Hesse, author of Brooklyn BridgeSydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Older Readers Categoryat Jewish Books for children http://barbarabbookblog.blogspot.com/…

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Congratulations!

The winner of the Like a Maccabee book contest is Debbie Colodny. Debbie also sent in her fabulous latke recipe. I can’t wait to try it! Latkes with a Spin.3 Granny Smith apples3 parsnips3 slightly beaten eggs3 Tbsp. flour or…

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Like a Maccabee Contest!

In honor of Hanukkah I will be oferring a contest for signed copy of Like a Maccabee. Just send an e-mail to BarbaraBietz@aol.com with “Happy Hanukkah” in the message. The winning reader will be randomly selected. If you send along…

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