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IN CELEBRATION OF JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, Interview on the Scholastic OOM Blog

IN CELEBRATION OF JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, I spoke with Scholastic about Honey and Me, friendship, and Jewish joy in Children’s literature as an antidote to antisemistism. Honey & Me Celebrates Friendship May 2, 2024 This post was written by Brooks Jewell, Director, Scholastic Internal Communications. In her author’s note, Meira Drazin, author of Honey and Me,…

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Honey and Me shortlisted for the 2023/24 Hackmatack Award!

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…

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Author Q&A on Deborah Kalb’s interview blog

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    

Author Spotlight on Kidlit411

A lovely first “author interview” and giveaway on Kidlit411 blog (October 28, 2022): http://www.kidlit411.com/2022/10/author-spotlight-meira-drazin.html.  

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!

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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Author Visit at Beit Rabban Middle School

The most unflattering photos of me at the BEST event 😭. Also, I’m not sure why I’m looking down as I actually spoke off the cuff — I think the second photo must be from when I was reading a short excerpt from Honey and Me. In any case, I had the most wonderful time…

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