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May 27, 2018

Last year, just before The Knish War on Rivington Street went to press, I re-learned the lesson

about being careful of what you wish for. Months earlier I suggested that the book have a recipe in the back, so families could make their own knishes—especially for families...

March 19, 2018

At their 4th annual award ceremony, hosted by Brian Stokes Mitchell,  we were delighted to win the GANYC Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fiction Book Writing (published October 1, 2016- September 30, 2017). The Knish War on Rivington Street was one of f...

January 27, 2018


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 War on Rivington Street was chosen as a nominee for:

Outstanding Achievement in Fiction Book Writing

             (published October...

January 14, 2018

I'm not sure I realized that the Eldridge Street Synagogue is a National Landmark Site!What an honor it is to be doing a family story hour there just two weeks from today!

Click here to take a look at this amazing restoration .

Built in 1887, it was spiritual home for im...

January 8, 2018

Yes! January 28th is the anniversary of the Knish War of 1916! That's the date the story was reported in the New York Times...and that's also the date we'll be celebrating at the amazing 


October 28, 2017

I came across this picture recently of Margaret Foley, a leading suffragette leader and speaker  who was cheered by crowds in Sullivan County in 1917.  Although local history was a required "subject" that we studied in 9th grade, I'm sure no one ever mentioned that nat...

October 3, 2017

Hot off the press!

Bookmarks with recipes for making knishes.

I made these for the family story time at the New York Historical Society...this Saturday afternoon at two o'clock.  

Looking forward to reading my picturebook, The Knish War on Rivington Street.

No knis...