Monthly Archives: March 2011

100th Anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

A few days behind on this one, but never too late to share some of the great content from the Forward.  Continue reading here.

Not Your Parents’ Comics

Posted by Dani Crickman

For those in the LA area…

On Sunday, April 3rd, the Western Regional AJL Conference on Jewish Literature for Children: Not Your Parents’ Comics: Using Graphic Literature to Promote Literacy will be held at the American Jewish University Conference Center in Los Angeles.

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM – SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011

Price: $55 ; additional $45 manuscript consult

Featured Speakers:

Manuscript consultations available.

Conference will be held at American Jewish University,
15600 Mulholland Dr., Los Angeles

Sponsored by Sinai Temple Blumenthal LibraryAssociation of Jewish LibrariesAJLSC, and American Jewish University

Highlights Foundation Workshop

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

If you write Jewish children’s books, you don’t want to miss this workshop. Highlights Foundation’s workshop on “Writing Jewish-Themed Children’s Books” is May 15-18 and includes one-on-one manuscript critiques with an expert in Jewish children’s literature. More details:


A hands-on workshop specifically designed for writers of Jewish-themed content. Whether your manuscript has slight or overwhelming Jewish content, this is the workshop for you. Unlike a one-day conference, this workshop includes one-on-one manuscript critiques with an expert in Jewish children’s literature or an editor; an editor panel; a discussion of Jewish children’s books with prominent Jewish librarian Linda Silver, author of Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens; and real-time writing with immediate critique.

In addition, you’ll learn

  • the future of Jewish children’s literature;
  • what agents and editors look for; and
  • best practices in writing Jewish content for children.

Special Guests

  • Linda Silver, author Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens
  • Margery Cuyler, Publisher, Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books/Shofar Books
  • Natalie Blitt, expert on Jewish children’s literature and former program director and book selection committee chair, The PJ Library
  • Ruth Katcher, Editor-at-Large, Egmont USA
  • Debra Hess, Senior Editor, Highlights for Children
  • Laurel Snyder, author of Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher and Penny Dreadful
  • Barbara Krasner, workshop leader, editor/publisher of The Whole Megillah | The Writer’s Resource for Jewish-themed Children’s Books

Maximum capacity is 20, so if you’re interested, be sure to check out more information here and request an application!

NYC Event: Howard Jacobson at NYPL (Discount Code)

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

LIVE from the NYPL

Howard Jacobson in conversation with Paul Holdengraber

Continue reading here.

Sarah’s Key: The Movie

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Sarah’s Key (Tatiana de Rosnay) will hit the big screens in July..view the trailer here.