Signs in the Well – Shoham Smith

It is a great honor for me to introduce award-winning Israeli author, Shoham Smith, to chat about her book Signs in the Well (illustrated by Vali Mintzi). The picture book about Rabbi Akiva was originally published in Hebrew in 2013. The English version is published by Green Bean Books. I have long been inspired by the stories of Rabbi Akiva…

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TENT Program for Children’s Literature – Thanks to the Yiddish Book Center, PJ Library

        I recently returned from a week at the Yiddish Book Center as a participant in the TENT program for Children’s Literature. This incredible opportunity, sponsored by PJ Library, was a journey of soulful explorations, academic discussions, and emotion-filled writing workshops. The creative process was celebrated throughout the week and it was a great honor to be…

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Catriella Freedman – PJ Our Way

 The success of PJ Library for younger readers, which provides books of Jewish content to families with children through age eight, has been expanded with PJ Our Way. This is great news for readers (ages 9-11) and for authors! I’m delighted to welcome Catriella Freedman, the Director of PJ Our Way to learn more about the program.  Many authors have been…

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