Gifts of Love, an Original Story

  “Gifts of Love” is a heart-warming story about the friendship that develops between two children from diverse cultures. They share an optimistic view of the world, and while one struggles with illness, the other strives to help her friend in a very personal way. Parents may want to read…

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Good Morning, Chelm

Sometimes, when I can’t find a home for one of my stories, I take the opportunity to share it with friends on my blog. Good Morning, Chelm is based on the stories from Eastern European Jewish folklore.   “The city of Chelm functions as an imaginary city of fools (that has)…

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But, You Promised!  

“Parents use promises for a variety of reasons—to bribe their child into doing what they want, to avoid a possible confrontation with their child, to spare their child from disappointment, to create hope in their child,” I wrote in an article for Glo online magazine in 2013. “But children are…

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Listen to Podcast on Diversity in Jewish KidLit

January 27, 2015 was Multicultural Children’s Book Day. It seems like good timing to share some thoughts on diversity within Jewish children’s literature. Sylvia Rouss, Mira Reisberg, Joni Sussman and Ann Stampler spoke at the 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries conference on a panel responding to the Pew study “A Portrait of…

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