I had the BEST time doing an author visit and writing workshops with Years 3 and 4 at the very special Naima JPS. The students were engaged, enthusiastic and a dream to work with. To be honest, I was super nervous beforehand because I didn’t want to let down or embarrass a certain Y3 student…
Wow, how cool! Honey and Me has been shortlisted in the English language fiction category of The Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award–a literary program designed for young readers and based in Atlantic Canada. Each year, thousands of children in grades four to six read from the selection of outstanding Canadian books and vote for their…
I am so honored that Honey and Me was featured in the May/June 2023 issue of The Horn Book Magazine in a special article by Sadaf Siddique and Heidi Rabinowitz on “We Need Diverse Muslim and Jewish Books: An Update.” You can see the whole article here: The Horn Book
Thank you to Marlaina Cockcroft for this amazing article in School Library Journal about recent Jewish-themed books that show a diversity of characters and genres and for highlighting Honey and Me …and me 😃!
I adore doing author visits and this was one was particularly fun because the kids at Henry Waldinger Memorial Library in Valley Stream, NY had already all read Honey and Me and had the best questions!
Insightful questions about Honey and Me in this interview with Deborah Kalb (December 15, 2022): https://deborahkalbbooks.blogspot.com/2022/12/q-with-meira-drazin.html
Honored to be interviewed as an author on the children’s books blog I write for (and have conducted many author interviews on!) October 27, 2022: https://fromthemixedupfiles.com/interview-with-meira-drazin-author-of-honey-and-me/
A lovely first “author interview” and giveaway on Kidlit411 blog (October 28, 2022): http://www.kidlit411.com/2022/10/author-spotlight-meira-drazin.html.
Some thoughts on Writing and Rituals [as first appeared on From the Mixed Up Files… Of Middle-Grade Authors on March 20, 2023.] Writers are known to have rituals. Light a candle, sit in your favourite chair, arrange your paperclips at right angles, and only then can/will the the magic at the keyboard begin. I’m not exactly…