I’m thrilled to share an essay I wrote for the Representation column of SCBWI-BI’s Words & Pictures magazine: it’s about the Jewish holiday of Purim, depicting the holiday in Honey and Me, antisemitism, Jewish joy, and school visits. REPRESENTATION Purim 6 MINUTE READ Purim is a Jewish holiday commemorating the saving of Jewish people in…
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Honey and Me a selection on The Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Award!
So exciting to find out that Honey and Me was selected as one of the 2023 Notable Social Studies Trade Books Award Winners! The NOTABLE SOCIAL STUDIES LIST is “an annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators.”
Author Event with Years 5 & 6
I absolutely loved doing an author visit and writing workshop with Years 5 and 6 at Naima JPS. They were enthusiastic, engaged, creative and super fun!
STBA Blog Tour: Meira Drazin on The Whole Megillah
In the early fall of 2016 I happened upon a goldmine of a blog for Jewish writing, including a list of awards and contests. I was astonished to find one for unpublished Jewish children’s novels and with the deadline only a few days away, I applied… and several months later found out that I’d won,…
It’s another STAR for HONEY AND ME!
🌟 Honey and Me 🌟 has received another starred review, this one from School Library Journal. It’s an amazing review, one that really gets the novel and appreciates it for exactly the right reasons. And it ends with this verdict: “An effortless story that is both widely relatable and culturally specific. This excellent title featuring…
Honey and Me wins Sydney Taylor Book Award 2023 Middle Grade Honor!!!!
Click IMG_0496 for a video of the award announcement! Press release of all the 2023 ALA Youth Media Award winners here.
Authors Panel at Books of Wonder
Join me on Saturday, November 5th, 3pm EST (7 pm UK time) at Books of Wonder on a virtual panel discussing Middle Grade Heroes to Look Up To. Bring questions, bring your friends, buy books! Register here
Honey and Me makes the list for Kirkus’s BEST 20 BOOKS TO READ In October!!!!
Guest Post on Scholastic’s OOM Blog
Jewish Joy by Meira Drazin, author of ‘Honey and Me’ Guest Blogger // Sep 22, 2022 When I think of Rosh Hashanah, the upcoming Jewish New Year, my senses swarm with childhood memories: smooth velvet synagogue dresses, the smell of my mother’s honey cakes baking, our congregation’s voices lifted as one in song and prayer,…
When a project is finally complete: some thoughts on the imminent release of my debut novel
My sweater Sometimes it feels like everything takes me a long time to accomplish. Knitting this sweater-jacket took me a year! A story I often tell myself is that things take me longer than other people. But when I’m being more honest I know that often within this are choices that I’ve made. During the…