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the participants with the good news that on display were the
fruits of the ideas exchanged at the first conference — ten new
children’s books, including two titles in the E.P. Dutton biogra­
phy series,
A spy fo r freedom: the story of Sarah Aaronsohn
by Ida
Cowen and Irene Gunther, and
Isaac Bashevis Singer: the story of a
storyteller
by Paul Kresh.
An article on the conference written by Naomi Kleinberg ap­
peared in
Publishers Weekly
February 22, 1985.
In Jerusalem at the
12th Jerusalem International Book Fair,
May
5th through 10th, the Council displayed the books of thirty-six
American publishers. These included large as well as small
houses. An annotated catalog of more than eighty titles, dis­
played in the booth, was prepared for the Fair, and more than
five hundred copies were distributed. A highlight of the fair was
the presentation of the
NationalJewish Book Award
Biography
to
Maurice Friedman for
Martin Buber’s life and work: the later years
1945-1965
(E.P. Dutton). Present at that occasion were Dr. Sol
Liptzin, past president of the Council, Dr. Emil Fackenheim and
other distinguished literary figures and academics.
Jewish Book Month
The 1984 Jewish Book Month kits were sold throughout the
country to centers, synagogues, schools and libraries. The kit in­
cluded a general poster in full color designed by Mordecai
Rosenstein, and a children’s poster, designed by Donna Ruff.
The children’s bookmark included a selected list of children’s
books prepared by Dr. Marcia Posner, children’s literature
consultant, and the adult bookmark included a selected reading
list prepared by Sylvia Eisen, librarian of the Shelter Rock Jewish
Center. O ther items in the kit were
Jewish Books in Review
1983-84 ,
a compilation of book reviews prepared by the Council,
and a
Selected Listfo r aJewish Book Fair
updated for the year 1984.
Black and white glossies of the posters were widely published in
the Jewish press in connection with the announcement of Jewish
Book Month.
National Jewish Book Awards Ceremony
The 36th National Jewish Book Awards Ceremony was held
June 6, 1985, at the New York Public Library. Blu Greenberg,