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…
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 😃!
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…
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…
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.”
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!