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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...

November 13, 2017

Had a fun time speaking at the 19th Annual Jewish Children's Book Writers & Illustrators' Seminar yesterday. I'm eager to read the books of the other author panelists. I'm sure I'm going to love Susan Krawitz's Viva, Rose, based on a family legend about a relative who...

July 21, 2017

During the knish war in 1916 the two knisheries featured music as attraction...this is from The Mediator, a newspaper of the day, reporting on the events: 

" Morris bought a phonograph and advertised music with knishes. Max retained the services of a German band and hun...

July 16, 2017

PJ Library just sent me a copy of their paperback edition of The Knish War on Rivington Street. I’m thrilled and honored that my work will be shared with thousands of Jewish families. It has the same cover as the regular edition but here's the frontispiece where kids c...

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