They say that all good things must come to an end. And so, too, does Heidi Rabinowitz’s wonderful Book of Life podcast. This podcast was informative and entertaining–presenting a treasure trove of Jewish books and authors to a wide audience. I wish Heidi all the best in her new job at PJ Library.
Here’s a link to the podcast, including a segment where I speak to Aubrey Davis about his inspiring picture book, Bagels from Benny. Enjoy!
On Sun. Nov. 5, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Nana aba Duncan on CBC’s “Fresh Air”. We spoke about my talk on Nov. 8/17 for Holocaust Education Week: “Why Should Young People Read Holocaust Literature, Anyway?”, about my parents’ experiences during the Holocaust, and my new book, “A Cage Without Bars” (Second Story Press, Autumn 2018). Here’s the link to the interview: https://soundcloud.com/…/anne-dublin-on-why-young-people-sh…. Enjoy! (Used with permission)
At the AJL Conference in New York City in June 2017, I was delighted to meet Michelle Edwards. She’s an author and knitter extraordinaire, who won the Sydney Taylor (silver) award for her picture book, A Hat for Mrs. Goldman (Schwartz & Wade/Random, 2016) . We had time for a chat about writing and knitting. What fun! Here’s a photo of us both.
I was delighted to participate in the panel discussion, “From Concept to Book”, at the Association of Jewish Libraries conference in New York City, June 19, 2017. The other panelists were: Tammar Stein, Jacqueline Jules, Wayne Marks & Allison Marks. We all talked about the writing and publishing process. It was fascinating to share our ideas with the librarians in the packed room.
Please join me for my program about 44 Hours or Strike! on Wed. Feb. 22/17, 7.30 p.m. at Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto. We’ll combine readings, protest & union songs, stories, and refreshments in what should be a wonderful event. For more information and to register, go to: http://holyblossom.org/event/44-hours-of-strike. Free and open to the public.
I was thrilled to meet two fellow authors from Second Story Press at the OLA Conference last week in Toronto. Patrick Crowe, has written a moving graphic biography of Susanna Moodie’s, Roughing It in the Bush. My writer-friend, Rona Arato, was signing her new book, The Ship to Nowhere: On Board the Exodus. Both authors tell their stories through skilful prose and remarkable illustrations.
I was thrilled to be honoured with a Canadian Jewish Literary Award (Youth Literature) for 44 Hours or Strike! on Sun. Oct. 30/16. Here are a few photos of this high-class event that recognized books with Jewish content in eight categories. For more information, see: http://www.cjlawards.ca
The teacher’s guide for 44 Hours or Strike is now online at the Second Story Press website: http://s3.amazonaws.com/secondstorypress.production/files/111/original/44HoursorStrike_TeachersGuide.pdf
In the guide, you’ll find discussion questions, vocabulary, and extension activities in language arts, social studies, media literacy, drama, music, and art. You’ll also find added resources–print and non-print–to extend the activities further. It’s been a labour of love to create this guide and I hope it will help teachers enhance their study of my novel.
George Brown College (Toronto) will be having an amazing Labour Fair this week (Mar. 29-Apr. 1, 2016). The theme is “The Right to Rebel”. I’ve been invited to talk about my latest book, 44 Hours or Strike! at Rosa Fracassa’s History of Costume course, Thurs. Mar. 31, 10 a.m., Room E327, Casa Loma campus, 146 Kendal Avenue. All events are open to the public.