Childhood Books Cast a Long Shadow

Writers of children’s books often get letters from children “by-the-class-full”—letters that teachers have their students write. I always...

Tune In to The Big Schmear Podcast

Beth Schenker, the host of thebigschmear.com does a podcast all about Jewish food posting two new episodes on the 2nd and 4th Monday of...

Previewed in the New York Times

How terrific! Our event at Eldridge Street was previewed Friday in the Arts and Entertainment section: From the New York Times ARTS...

A Nominee for the GANYC Apple Award!

As a New Yorker, I am thrilled to receive this news! The Awards Committee voted for its top four choices in each category and The Knish...

The Algemeiner Likes Knishes!

Algemeiner featured this article by Alice Burdick Schweiger on their site this week: Children’s Book Explores the Great ‘Knish War’ Who...

Knishes Reach Michigan!

A few month ago, on the day I presented The Knish War on Rivington Street at the New York Historical Society, I was lucky to meet Alice...

Remembering December 7th...

Today you will hear many stories about December 7th. This entry from the diary of a teen-aged boy tells of a drama that is about to...

Join Me This Sunday Morning...

Excited to be doing a family story time at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Soho this Sunday morning at 11 AM. I'll be reading The Knish...

On My To Read List...

Had a fun time speaking at the 19th Annual Jewish Children's Book Writers & Illustrators' Seminar yesterday. I'm eager to read the books...

A Giveaway— Win a Knish (book)!

Now this is a real hoot! Just learned about a delicious blog site with a tasty story about the Knish War. You have to visit this site to...