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Sunday, November 22 • 10:00am - 11:00am
More than Menorahs: A Conversation with Authors of Jewish Children’s Literature

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How do writers of Jewish books for children balance the need to provide educational and celebratory books about Jewish holidays and tell important Holocaust narratives while still ensuring a diversity of Jewish stories? Where are the stories about contemporary Jewish kids, about Sephardic kids, about lesser-known happenings in Jewish history? Why isn’t the range of Jewish identity reflected in books for young readers? In this conversation, led by moderator Sidura Ludwig, three authors of new Jewish middle grade novels talk about the importance of telling a variety of Jewish stories.

Moderators
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Sidura Ludwig

Author
Sidura Ludwig (moderator) is a fiction writer, freelance editor and communications specialist. Her novel HOLDING MY BREATH was published in 2007. Her collection of short stories, YOU ARE NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED was published by House of Anansi Press, May 2020.

Speakers
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Tziporah Cohen

Author
Tziporah Cohen is a psychiatrist at North York General Hospital and has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut novel, NO VACANCY, for middle grade readers, was published in September 2020 by Groundwood Books.
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Anne Dublin

Author
Anne Dublin writes biographies and historical novels for young people. She has won or been nominated for numerous awards, including the Canadian Jewish Literary Award (Youth) for A Cage Without Bars in 2019. Anne’s latest historical novel, Jacob and the Mandolin Adventure, will... Read More →
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Kathy Kacer

Author
Kathy Kacer has written more than 25 books focusing on the Second World War and the Holocaust, including The Secret of Gabi’s Dresser, To Look a Nazi in the Eye, and most recently, Broken Strings. Kathy teaches writing at the University of Toronto, (Continuing Studies) and speaks... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Zoom Room F