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1982 National Jewish Book Awards
CH ILDREN 'S L ITERATU RE
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presented
b y
Ellen and
David Scheinfeld
The judges for this award were Rita Frischer, librarian, Temple
Sinai, Los Angeles, Dr. Edward Rauch, associate director of the
Melton Research Center, and Doris Orgel, author of
The Devil in
Vienna
and other children’s books. The judges were unanimous in
their decision to present the award to Kathryn Lasky for
The N ight
Journey,
published by Frederick Warne & Co. This book tells the
story of Rachel, a young American girl who in conversation with
her great-grandmother discovers the excitement and danger of
childhood in Russia at the turn of the century. Other nominees
for the award were:
The Rhapsody in Blue o f Mickey Klein
by Ben
Herman (Stemmer House Publishers), and
Passover: A Season o f
Freedom
by Malka Drucker (Holiday House).
JEW ISH F ICT ION
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The judges for this award were Dr. Ruth R. Wisse, chairman,
Jewish Studies Program, McGill University, Dr. David Mirsky,
former professor of English at Stern College, and Susan Bolotin,
book reviewer for The New York Times. The judges selected£7fo
Island and Other Stories
by Mark Helprin, published by Delacorte
Press/Seymour Lawrence. This imaginative collection of short
stories is set in a rich variety of times and places, yet the characters
are concerned with questions that transcend time and place.
Other nominees for the award were:
The Refusers: An Epic o f the
Jews
by Stanley Burnshaw (Horizon Press), and^4
Season o f Delight
by Joanne Greenberg (Holt, Rinehart & Winston).
JEW ISH H ISTOR Y
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The judges for this award were Dr. Frances Malino, professor