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February 8, 2013
2013 Blog Tour

COME, MEET AUTHORS IN CYBERSPACE

I’ve been honored by the Association of Jewish Libraries with The Sydney Taylor Honor Book (Silver) Award for my book, Beyond Courage. The AJL is celebrating […]
February 1, 2013

EXCITING NEWS ABOUT BEYOND COURAGE

The Association of Jewish Libraries has given Beyond Courage a Silver Award in their category, Books for Teen Readers. In the Orbis Pictus Awards for Outstanding […]
February 1, 2013

A FREE NATIONAL SKYPE TOUR FOR BEYOND COURAGE.

I will be doing a FREE National Skype tour on April 3, 4, and 5, coming right into your classrooms, allowing me to connect with more […]
February 1, 2013

Celebrating Martin Luther King’s Birthday at the Hacienda Heights Library in Hacienda Heights, CA

I received the most wonderful letter from a librarian in California, and I want to share it with you. I wrote my book, Martin’s Big Words […]
December 29, 2012

My Grandchildren’s Special Hanukkah!

This Hanukkah was a very special Hanukkah for my grandchildren who had decided that they would forgo their usual presents to give Christmas presents to children […]
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 23, 2012

Where in the World is Doreen Rappaport?

I’ve been on a whirlwind of traveling and it’s been exciting and rewarding.  In October I went to Massachusetts, New York, Washington, DC and Florida. In […]
November 23, 2012

Celebrating Kids, Lady Liberty & Art!

  At Westmere Elementary School in Guilderland, New York, students read Lady Liberty: A Biography.  They talked about the meaning of this magnificent statue, and why they thought it was important.  Then they […]
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 […]