Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Jewish Comix Anthology



The Jewish Comix Anthology is a project that brings together the work of 47 artists, featuring both previously published and brand-new bespoke comic creations. It's the brainchild of Steven M. Bergson, an expert on the representation of Jews in comics, and an old friend of mine from the Association of Jewish Libraries.

A Kickstarter campaign is running now through March 5, 2014 to fund the publication of The Jewish Comix Anthology. Contribute now to pre-order a copy of the book, and to get other exciting rewards like original art!

I spoke to Steven about the project and the Kickstarter by Skype, at his home in Toronto, Canada.

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Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel 
Supported in part by: Association of Jewish Libraries 
Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band 
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Friday, February 21, 2014

Final Day of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour 2014

The 2014 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour draws to a close with one last gold-medal winner, and a virtual roundtable with the whole group. It's been great! Thanks to all who participated!

Patricia Polacco, author and illustrator of The Blessing Cup
Sydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Older Readers Category
At Ann Koffsky's Blog

Blog Tour Wrap-Up with All Authors and Illustrators
At The Whole Megillah

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Penultimate Day of the 2014 Sydney Taylor Blog Tour

Cosei Kawa, illustrator of Rifka Takes a Bow
Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner in the Younger Readers Category
At Jewish Books for Children

Elisabeth Leyson and Dr. Marilyn J. Harran, contributors to The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible...on Schindler’s List
Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner in the Older Readers Category
At The Interlace Place

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Day 3: Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour 2014

Neal Bascomb, author of The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi
Sydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Teen Readers Category
At Randomly Reading

Carol Matas, author of Dear Canada: Pieces of the Past: The Holocaust Diary of Rose Rabinowitz
Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner in the Older Readers Category
At Pen and Prose

Monday, February 17, 2014

Day 2 of the 2014 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour

Exciting interviews today with the author and illustrator of the gold medalist Passover picture book The Longest Night, and the silver medal novel for teens, Dancing in the Dark!

Laurel Snyder, author of The Longest Night
Sydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Younger Readers Category
At Geo Librarian

Catia Chen, illustrator of The Longest Night
Sydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Younger Readers Category
At Holy Sparks

Robyn Bavati, author of Dancing in the Dark
Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner in the Teen Readers Category
At Bildungsroman

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sydney Taylor Book Award 2014 Blog Tour: Day 1

The first round of interviews for this year's Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour have been posted! Follow the links to read all about it!

Renee Londner, author of Stones for Grandpa
Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner in the Younger Readers Category
At The Write Stuff

Martha Aviles, illustrator of Stones for Grandpa
Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner in the Younger Readers Category
At Practically Paradise

Aline Sax, author, Caryl Strzelecki, illustrator, and Laura Watkinson, translator of The War Within These Walls
Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner in the Teen Readers Category
At The 3 R's: Reading, 'Riting, Research

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Inspiration Then and Now: Raoul Wallenberg


Wallenberg was a Swedish humanitarian who worked in Budapest during World War II to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. Author Louise Borden, inspired by Raoul as a person and as a historical figure, created a stunning biography, His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg, which won the 2013 Sydney Taylor Book Award in the Older Readers Category. This interview with Louise took place at the 2013 Association of Jewish Libraries conference in Houston, Texas, where she received her award.


Louise Borden at AJL Conference
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Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel 
Supported in part by: Association of Jewish Libraries 
Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band 
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