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Distinctions / Awards


Sydney Taylor Silver Medal Honor Book 2019  A Moon for Moe & Mo

Junior Literary Guild Award Selection 2018 A Moon for Moe & Mo

Kirkus Review Best Books 2018 A Moon for Moe & Mo 

Queens College "80 Wows" list of famous alumni, 2017

Calling Caldecott List 2013 (Horn Book)

4 Silver Honor Medals Sydney Taylor Award:

Beni’s First Chanukah, Holt 1989, Pearl’s Passover, S & S 2003, Light, Dutton/ Penguin 2008

Koret Foundation Finalist 2005 – First award given Jewish Children’s Literature

Finalist for the William Allen White award – Unfinished Dreams, YA novel on AIDS 1997

Bank Street College of Education, Best Books List cited several times

New York Public Library 100 best books list (several times)

International Reading Association and Parent’s Choice Award best books lists (many times)

CBC/Notable for Non-fiction works

American Library Association notables

Smithsonian / The White House asked me to paint on a wooden Easter egg they supplied, 1984

American Institute of Graphic Arts, Art Director 1976


Selected Publications


SCBWI Bulletin, Interviews 2014 Famous Author/Artists

“Children & Libraries” – American Library Association Journal / profiled my work 2004 and 2013

Sunday New York Times feature articles on me / work – 1986, 1996, 2005 with photos.

Newsday Feature profiles with color spreads, 1997, 2004

Wall Street Journal, Newsday Articles, Publisher’s Weekly profiles

Poetry article in Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Nation-wide Bulletin 2005

SCBWI Manhattan Regional NYC Bulletin 2005

LA Times Feature Article, 1996

The New Advocate Profile 1990  pgs. 175 -178

Ms. Magazine July 1981 8-page feature of my book for Letty C. Pogrebin, Editor-in-Chief

Art Direction Magazine Feature Profile “Upcoming Artist” 1980 

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