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1984 National Jewish Book Awards
B IOGRAPHY
D r . Moses L eo G i t e ls o n A w a r d ,
presented
by
Dr. Susan Aure­
lia Gitelson
David Ben Gurion: Prophet o f Fire
by Dan Kurzman (Simon &
Schuster)
This book is a full scale portrait o f Israel’s Prime Minister.
Kurzman, a veteran correspondent, has succeeded in creating
out o f a mass o f sources — public documents, private corre­
spondence and interviews with Ben-Gurion himself as well as his
associates — a fully rounded picture o f his subject’s personal and
political life. He has written a highly detailed account o f an ex­
ceptional life that was lived at an exceptional moment in history.
Judges:
Dr. Walter Dubler,
Herbert H. Lehman College;
Dorothea
Straus,
author;
David
A .
Teutsch,
Reconstructionist Congregations
and Havurot.
CH ILDREN ’S P IC TURE BOOK
W i l l iam (Zev ) F rank M em o r ia l A w a r d ,
presented
by
Ellen and
David Scheinfeld
TheJewish Kids Catalog
by Chaya M. Burstein (Jewish Publication
Society)
This year’saward goes to a magician who cast her wand over an
entire library o f Jewish books and transformed the contents into
a single volume work children will relish.
TheJewish Kids Catalog
introduces youngsters to all aspects o f their Jewish heritage
through facts, stories, hands-on-experiences, historic
photographs, and delightful illustrations. This winning combina­
tion o f format, facts, and fiction creates a book with unique child
appeal and immense usefulness.
J u d g e s :
Enid Davis,
author and children’s librarian;
Doris
Orenstein,
teacher;
Doris Orgel,
author.
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