Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Big Reveal: 2010 Sydney Taylor Book Awards


On January 11, I attended the midwinter council meeting of the Association of Jewish Libraries, where the winners of the 2010 Sydney Taylor Book Award for Jewish children's literature were officially announced.

They let me record the big reveal, which you'll hear first. Then I snuck Kathe Pinchuck, the awards chair, out of the meeting for a little while to talk about the books in detail. The full list of all award, honor, and notable Sydney Taylor books has been posted at I'll also post the schedule of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour as soon as it becomes available. The blog tour will take place February 1-5, 2010, and home base for that event will be Also, just wanted to let you know that this podcast is being cross-posted on the Association of Jewish Libraries podcast at

Mazel tov to all the authors, illustrators, editors, and publishers!




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April Halprin Wayland said...

Thank you for all you do to promote Jewish literature, Heidi! I am so honored...and humbled to be among the awardees!

April Halprin Wayland

Lisa said...

That was fun--thanks for letting us in on the moment!