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January 11, 2018

Remember reading All of a Kind Family? Sydney Taylor was the author of that classic series and the Association of Jewish Libraries annual awards are named in her memory. 2018 is the 50th Anniversary of the Sydney Taylor Awards and I'm delighted to say that The Kni...

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 

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December 15, 2017

Algemeiner featured this article by Alice Burdick Schweiger on their site this week:

Children’s Book Explores the Great ‘Knish War’

Who knows, maybe Knishes are about to become a new food fad!

Try them -- you'll like them. I added the recipes for home made knishes in the...

December 11, 2017

Excited to say...The Knish War on Rivington Street is one of 18 books on the Tablet Magazine's Best Jewish Children's Books of 2017 list.  

December 8, 2017

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 Schweiger, who writes for the Jewish press. It appeared in the Detroit Jewish News today. 

 

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December 7, 2017

 I was looking for another December 7th story from my Dear Miss Breed manuscript. What I found is a clipping Clara Breed saved, from Eleanor Roosevelt's newspaper column, MY DAY. 

If only we had more Eleanor Roosevelts in our world today! This is what she wrot...

December 7, 2017

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 unfold for Japanese Americans, all of whom suddenly became suspect because they looked like the enemy. Stanley Hayami was a sophomore, a...

November 18, 2017

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 War on Rivington Street and sharing pictures of how Rivington Street looked then and now. They tell me there will be knishes an...

November 16, 2017


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Stephanie and I had a hoot today...talking with Joan Hamburg in her new studio at ABC!

We think that her program, back in the day at WOR, was the first radio interview we did when the toyportfolio.com was just getting started.  Today we talked...

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...

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