Category Archives: judaism

Sydney Taylor

This is my copy of All-of-a-Kind Family, the first in a series of books by Sydney Taylor. I loved this book as a kid and I still show it off when I visit schools. Because when I discovered this book, I … Continue reading

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We Need Diverse Books

Can you remember the first time you saw yourself in a book? For me, it was when I read All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor. The book was about five sisters living during the Depression. I had a little brother and … Continue reading

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Genre Jumper: Deborah Heiligman

Though she’s been writing for a long time, the first book I read of Deborah Heiligman’s was Intentions, which won the Sydney Taylor Book Award for Teen Readers last year. If you’ve read it, you know how different it is … Continue reading

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Here, there and everywhere

Where I am on the web: I just did a guest post on Fun With Words over at Pencil Tips so I thought I’d put the link here. Where I am physically: Back in Arlington after a whirlwind trip to … Continue reading

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Erica Perl

I have yet to see Erica Perl in a pair of Clark-Kent glasses, but if she did wear them — and then took them off — there’s a distinct possibility that she’d  sprout a leotard and cape. Because Erica is … Continue reading

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