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Interview with Yoshito Darmon Shimamori, Author of "In Search of the Lost Words"

Interview with Yoshito Darmon Shimamori, Author of “In Search of the Lost Words”

Yoshito has been an active member of MKB’s writing team as well as an amazing editor. And recently, he has done something amazing: not only did he write a book (an accomplishment we don’t appreciate enough), but he also crowdfunded it all by himself. As if that wasn’t enough Yoshito is also an expert on […]

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The Sydney Taylor Shmooze: A Mock Award Blog for Jewish Children’s Books

Do book awards matter? Having chaired a book award committee, I admit I’m biased, but I contend that they do matter. Book awards single out titles that excel at their craft, that carry important messages, that touch the soul. Awards offer not only prestige but credibility, showing the world that experts recognize the achievement of

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Why Niksen is Universal for Adults and Kids | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Why Niksen Is Universal for Kids and Adults

In recent years, words like “hygge” or “ikigai” have taken the Internet by storm. Hygge, a Danish word, refers to a feeling of coziness, spending time in a nice atmosphere with friends, while ikigai is a Japanese expression for finding one’s purpose in life. In 2019, I coincidentally added a new word to the ones

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