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2021 Successes

Children’s author Julie Hedlund, challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions) on our blogs this year. She believes the way New Year’s resolutions are traditionally made come from a place of negativity – what DIDN’T get done or achieved in the previous year.  Instead, she suggests…

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Presentation with Antonia Lavine at the Jewish Community Library

My first long presentation, about 40 minutes to an adult audience on zoom attending a program sponsored by the Jewish Community Library of San Francisco and the National Council of Jewish Women-SF. I shared information about how picture books are created and published, along with the characteristics of good picture books. The major part of…

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Another presentation at the Assoc. of Jewish Libraries Fall Showcase

The Association of Jewish Libraries hosted a fall showcase of 2021 children’s book authors on November 9, 2021. About 30 authors were featured, and I was one of two debut authors. Some of the presenters are well published, such as the Baby Loves Science board book series by Ruth Spiro.

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SCBWI Virtual Book Launch Presentation

The South Bay section of my professional association, Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) hosted a book launch presentation for new fall 2021 authors on Oct 24, 2021. For this presentation, each author had 8 minutes to talk about his/her book. I enjoyed hearing about other YA and MG books, particularly a chapter…

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Review from the Jewish Chronicle

The JC is described as “the world’s oldest and most influential Jewish newspaper…”(UK).  Here’s an excerpt from the review: “…Hannah G. Solomon, the founder of the National Council of Jewish Women, is unlikely to be familiar to UK readers, but her life story is simply and informatively told by Bonnie Lindauer in “Hannah G. Solomon…

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Sydney Taylor Shmooze Awards Review

The most in-depth review I’ve received is from a very thoughtful librarian, Beth L. Gallego, who reviews for a blog from the Association of Jewish Libraries. Here’s the link to the full review and an extract:  “…Lindauer packs many of Solomon’s achievements into clear, concise paragraphs infused with admiration and respect for her subject. While…

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Review from Horn Book

I remember reading Horn Book reviews as a librarian and along with Kirkus, these two reviewing periodicals were my favoities. Very happy to have a review in Horn Book. Here’s the link and an extract: https://www.hornbookguide.com/site/?reviewList=book-bundles-walking-the-walk “…This accessible picture-book biography introduces a lesser-known social reformer who founded the National Council of Jewish Women, which “worked…

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Interview with Bonnie and Illustrator Sofia Moore

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults. She included this interview on her blog “The Whole Megillah.” (Excerpts, below. The Whole Megillah (TWM): Welcome, Bonnie Lindauer and Sofia Moore! Bonnie, let’s start with you. What inspired you to write about Hannah G. Solomon? Bonnie Lindauer (BL): As…

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What Does a 12-year old Have to Say about the book?

Twelve-year-old Sofia Lavine wrote this review of “Hannah G. Solomon Dared to Make a Difference” : “I was deeply inspired by the Hannah G Solomon Dared to make difference book by Bonnie Lindauer and Sofia Moore! Reading the book made me believe that anything is possible, and change is something anyone can do. Hannah G.…

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