As Vice-President/President-Elect of the Association of Jewish Libraries, I naturally attended the midwinter council meeting of AJL in January. One of the highlights of the meeting was the moment when Barbara Bietz, chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee, revealed the 2012 winners of the award! I snagged an interview with her after the meeting was over, and I hope you'll enjoy hearing about this year's selections "from the horse's mouth."
The full list of all award, honor, and notable Sydney Taylor books has been posted at bookoflifepodcast.com. 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 in early February, and home base for that event will be jewishlibraries.org/blog. Also, just wanted to let you know that this podcast is being cross-posted on the Association of Jewish Libraries podcast at jewishlibraries.org/podcast.
Mazel tov to all the authors, illustrators, editors, and publishers!
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