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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
itates a crayon drawing. It depicts three children, engrossed
in reading while floating through the sky over an open book
in which Jewish symbols can be seen. The theme is “Read and
the World Is Yours.” The general poster, a silkscreen done with
oil-based paints by Giora Carmi, expresses the message “Jewish
Books — the Link Between Generations.” Three generations
of a Jewish family, standing on a foundation composed of books,
link arms, forming a Jewish star.
The 1990 Jewish Book Month Kit included two copies of the
1990 general and children’s posters, 100 children’s bookmarks,
100 general bookmarks, a revised and updated edition of the
popular
Building Your Home Jewish Library
and
A 1990 List o f
Books fo r a Jewish Book Fair
, plus a free bonus offer to receive
a complimentary edition of the International Jerusalem Post.
Other new Council publications included:
Guide to Excellence:
Standards fo r School, Synagogues and Jewish Community Center L i­
braries, Haggadot fo r Young Readers,
and
Selected Childrens Judaica
Collection.
NATIONAL JEW ISH BOOK AWARDS
The 42nd Annual National Jewish Book Awards ceremony
was held on June 12th, 1991 in the Kaufmann Auditorium of
the 92nd Street YM-YWHA. Dr. Leonard Gold served as master
of ceremonies for a large crowd of almost 600 people. The au­
thors’ acceptance speeches were of a distinctly high quality and
were ably introduced by representatives of the judges’ panels.
Award donors and winning publishers were publicly acknowl­
edged for their achievements and support of quality Jewish
Book publishing.
LIBRARY AND PUBLICATIONS COMM ITTEE
Dr. Marcia Posner, chairperson of the Council’s Library and
Publications Committee, presented citations to those libraries
which met criteria established by the Association of Jewish Li­
braries. The following libraries received recognition: