Beyond Courage

April 1, 2013


Beyond Courage was privileged to win the Flora Stieglitz Strauss award for Non-fiction given out by the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee. I was away during […]
November 30, 2012

Hanukkah, Keeping One’s Faith

In Toronto every Hanukkah, Israel Cohen lights his “most original” menorah. It consists of eight glasses half filled with colored water. Olive oil rests on top […]
November 6, 2012

BEYOND COURAGE Honored! PW & Booklist Best Books 2012

The Candlewick Press team and I are thrilled and proud  BEYOND COURAGE has been honored by both Publishers Weekly and Booklist! The book is on their […]
October 18, 2012

Remembering the Sobibór Escape

Sunday, October 14 marked the 69th anniversary of the escape from the Sobibór death camp. I spent a good part of the day thinking about the […]
September 25, 2012

An Amazing Gathering!

This September 26th marks the 79th anniversary of the remarkable escape by 230 Jewish prisoners from the Novogrudok Labor Camp in Poland – a story and […]
September 12, 2012

Beyond Courage is published!

Today is a special day for me. My book Beyond Courage is going out into the world and we are starting a conversation here on this […]
September 8, 2012
Candlewick team who helped get Beyond Courage published

It Takes a Village!

There’s a wonderful African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” It’s also true, “It takes a village to write a book.” The photograph […]