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Guest Post on Purim for SCBWI-British Isles Magazine

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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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 I was astonished to find one for unpublished Jewish children’s novels and with the deadline only a few days away, I applied… and several months later found out that I’d won,…

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It’s another STAR for HONEY AND ME!

ūüĆü Honey and Me ūüĆü 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…

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Giveaway Alert: Win a Copy of HONEY AND ME!

Five lucky people can win a copy of¬†Honey and Me! Teaching Books and Scholastic are¬†giving away five copies. Teachers–and anyone else who loves cozy, funny coming-of-age novels for 9-12 year olds–can all enter to win. US addresses¬†only¬†though. Deadline is January 26th. Contests & Giveaways | January 2023

In the wild at Books of Wonder!

When I first wanted to write books for children I went down to Books of Wonder¬†in NYC and spoke to a bookseller there about what new books kids were reading and loving (and came home with a huge haul to read and study.) Last Thursday I went down to see my own book on the…

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Book Club Event with Kushner’s PTA

This was a most special event that I am still on a high from. On the third night of Chanukah, the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yehiva High School (a Modern Orthodox day school in NJ)’s PTA (KPAC) sponsored an author visit where I spoke to parents and students about my journey to becoming an…

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