Ann Redisch Stampler, author of The Wooden Sword (Sydney Taylor Honor Book in the Older Readers Category) at Shelf-Employed! A highlight: "as I researched the Afghani story, learning more about the culture of the Jews who lived with their Muslim neighbors in Afghanistan for a thousand years, I loved it. It was hilarious, but at the same time, its message was profound."
Carol Liddiment, illustrator of The Wooden Sword (Sydney Taylor Honor Book in the Older Readers Category) at Ann Koffsky's Blog!
A highlight: "This is a warm story about the Shah’s desire to
understand the poor man’s faith. It is a story about tolerance and
understanding… I hope that message can be embraced by all."
A highlight: "I feel I was privileged to learn about so many Jewish
children, men and women, who exhibited extraordinary courage and
foresight during the nightmare of the Holocaust. I had the privilege of
speaking directly with three survivors and forging a friendship with
one of them. My research led me into a world I knew nothing about and
filled me with enormous pride about these courageous Jews."