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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
RUTH S. FRANK
JWB Jewish Book Council
1982-1983
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h e
PAST
y e a r
h a s
b e e n
a p a r t icu la r ly active o n e in th e a re a o f
pub lica tions . Tw o o th e r im p o r ta n t activities w e re th e f irs t Jew ish
C h i ld re n ’s Book C on fe ren ce o rg an iz ed by th e C ounc il a n d o u r
p a r t ic ip a tion in th e 11th J e r u s a lem In te rn a t io n a l Book Fair.
Because D r. R ob e r t Go rd is was un a b le to co n t in u e as p re s id e n t o f
th e Council, B lu G re enb e rg , a u th o r an d fo rm e r v ice -p res iden t,
was e lec ted to com p le te his te rm .
N A T IONA L JEW ISH BOOK AWARD S
Two new Aw ards w ere a p p ro v e d by th e Execu tive B o a rd and
p re s e n te d fo r th e firs t time in 1983. T h ey w ere: a C h i ld re n ’s Pic­
tu r e Book Aw a rd an d a Scho la rsh ip Award . T h e N a tiona l Jew ish
Book Aw ards have rece ived g row ing recogn i tion . A n um b e r o f
books re p r in te d in p a p e rb a ck c a r r ie d th e Aw a rd seal on th e i r
covers, a n d pub lish e rs a n n o u n c e d th e Aw a rd w inn ing books in
the New Y ork T im es p r io r to th e Aw a rd ’s ce rem ony .
JEW ISH BOOK M ON TH
T h e Jew ish Book M on th kits sold p a r t icu la r ly well th is yea r to
lib raries , cen te rs , schools a n d synagogues across th e co u n try . T h e
g en e ra l in te re s t po s te r was d e s ign ed by M a rk Podw a l a n d th e
c h i ld re n ’s p o s te r by Beverly B rodsky . Special a d u l t an d c h i ld re n ’s
bookm a rk s w ere p r in te d in fu ll co lo r w ith a n n o ta te d lists o f c u r ­
r e n t re c om m e n d e d books. T h e a d u l t list was p r e p a r e d by E s th e r
N u ssbaum , l ib ra r ian , Ramaz U p p e r School, New Y o rk City, and
th e c h i ld r e n ’s list by Dr. M arcia P o sn e r , lib ra ry co n su l tan t . T h e r e
were an in c re a sed n um b e r o f w indow d isplays in le ad in g book
sto res in New Y ork City in h o n o r o f Jew ish Book M on th .
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