Conference Proceeding: Sydney Taylor Award Committee Panel

Leslea Newman, award winning author of the Sydney Taylor Book Award for Younger Readers will discuss her book Ketzel the Cat who Composed, illustrated by Amy June Bates. Jeffrey M. Green, translator of the Sydney Taylor Book Award winning book for Older Readers will discuss the winning book Adam and Thomas, by Aharon Appelfeld, illustrated by Philippe Dumas. Author Laura Amy Schlitz will discuss her Sydney Taylor Award Winning Book for Teen Readers, The Hired Girl. Leslie Kimmelman, author of the Sydney Taylor Honor Book for Younger Readers, Everybody Says Shalom, illustrated by Tabitha Shipman and Suzanne Nelson, author of the Sydney Taylor Honor Book for Teen Readers, Serendipity’s Footsteps, will discuss their books. The Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee will discuss trends in Jewish Children’s Literature.