2018 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners

The Language of Angels: A Story About the Reinvention of Hebrew by Richard Michelson

The press release Winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award were announced by the Association of Jewish Libraries today. Named in memory of Sydney Taylor, author of the classic All-of-a-Kind Family series, the award recognizes books for children and teens that exemplify high literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience. 2018 is the 50th Anniversary of the Sydney Taylor Awards. The first winner was The Endless Steppe: Growing…

Inherited Disorders: Stories, Parables & Problems by Adam Ehrlich Sachs

Inherited Disorders: Stories, Parables & Problems by Adam Ehrlich Sachs

A son receives an inheritance from his father and tries to dispose of it before it destroys him. Inherited Disorders tells this elemental story in over 100 hilarious, witty variations. Adam Ehrlich Sachs’s Inherited Disorders is a rueful, absurd, and endlessly entertaining look at a most serious subject—the eternally vexed relations between fathers and sons. In a hundred and seventeen shrewd, surreal vignettes, Sachs lays bare the petty rivalries, thwarted…

2016 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Winners

Sydney Taylor Book Awards

From the The Association of Jewish Libraries The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Younger Readers: Ketzel, the Cat who Composed by Lesléa Newman with illustrations by Amy June Bates (Candlewick Press) The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Older Readers: Adam & Thomas by Aharon Appelfeld, translated by Jeffrey M. Green with illustrations by Philippe Dumas (Seven Stories Press) The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Teen Readers: The…

The 2016 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog tour

The 2016 Sydney Taylor Book Award BLOG TOUR will take place Feb. 8-12, showcasing interviews with the gold and silver medal winning authors and illustrators! Visit the participating blogs ON or AFTER the blog tour date to read the “virtual book tour” interviews. Here’s the blog tour schedule: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016 Ketzel the Cat by Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Amy June Bates Sydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Younger Readers…

The National Jewish Book Awards have been announced

Here is the list of winners. For finalists and further details check this page at the Jewish Book Council Jewish Book of the Year Everett Family Foundation Award Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle For Israel, 1917-1947 Bruce Hoffman Knopf American Jewish Studies Celebrate 350 Award Beyond Sectarianism: The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism Adam S. Ferziger Wayne State University Press   Anthologies and Collections Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals…

2014 National Jewish Book Award Winners and Finalists

Jewish Book of the Year – Everett Family Foundation Award Winner: Yale University Press’s Jewish Lives Series ​Ileene Smith, editorial director Steven J. Zipperstein and Anita Shapira, series editor​s American Jewish Studies – Celebrate 350 Award Winner: The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire Adam D. Mendelsohn NYU Press Biography, Autobiography, Memoir – The Krauss Family Award in Memory of Simon & Shulamith (Sofi)…

2015 Sydney Taylor Book Awards

Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock, author and illustrator of My Grandfather’s Coat, Loic Dauvillier, Marc Lizano and Greg Salsedo, authors and illustrators of Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust, and Donna Jo Napoli, author of Storm, are the 2015 winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Award. The Sydney Taylor Book Award honors new books for children and teens that exemplify the highest literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish…

Susan Krawitz Wins 2015 Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award

Susan Krawitz of Stone Ridge, NY is the winner of the 2015 Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award for her middle-grade novel Viva, Rose. The Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award honors an unpublished manuscript for readers aged 8-13 that presents Jewish life in a positive light. The award memorializes Sydney Taylor, author of the classic All-of-a-Kind Family series. Krawitz will receive the award at the 50th annual conference of the Association of Jewish…

The Power of the Hebrew Alphabet by Gloria Abella Ballen

The Power of the Hebrew Alphabet by Gloria Abella Ballen

The Power of the Hebrew Alphabet by Gloria Abella Ballen won the Best Religious Book 2014 Award given in the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards on November 21. For more information about the book go to: www.gaonbooks.com. The book at Amazon It is a fusion between mysticism, art, and Jewish spiritual traditions. Abella Ballen leads the viewer through the labyrinth of meanings of the twenty-two letters that changed the world. The letters…

J.I. Segal Awards

The Crooked Maid by Dan Vyleta

The J.I. Segal Awards Gala of the Jewish Public Library were given out November 12, 2014. The Gala honoured the winners of awards in various categories for their creative work on Jewish themes and their contributions to Jewish Education. These prestigious awards are handed out biennially and were established in 1968 to honour the memory of the great Canadian Yiddish poet, J.I. Segal. This year’s gala also commemorates the 60th…