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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
The Council published several new publications in 1991, in­
cluding:
Save Our Earth: A Selected Bibliography,
listing books for
children and adults in fiction and non-fiction that relate to the
Jewish tradition regarding ecology;
The World o f SephardicJewry:
A Selected Bibliography,
designed to help with programs and read­
ing projects celebrating the 500th anniversary o f the Expulsion
from Spain and the spreading o f Sephardic culture; and
The
Holocaust: An Annotated Bibliography
offering a new complete list
o f fiction and non-fiction o f available books on the Holocaust
for the general readership.
The Council also coordinated its yearly list o f book festivals
around the country and made this resource available in expand­
ed form to hundreds o f people. Contact names and fair dates
were provided and program professionals were encouraged to
network with local fair coordinators.
NAT IONAL JEW ISH BOOK AWARDS
The 43rd Annual National J€wish Book Awards Ceremony
was held on May 27, 1992 in the Kaufman Auditorium o f the
92nd YM-YWHA. Dr. Leonard Gold served as master o f cer­
emonies for a large crowd o f over 600 guests. The authors spoke
eloquently and were each introduced by a representative o f the
judges’ panel. Winning publishers were publicly thanked for
their support o f Jewish books. Four new donors were intro­
duced — Once Upon A Time Bookstore / Children’s Litera­
ture; The Arete Foundation / Fiction; The Maurice Amado
Foundation / Sephardic Studies; Anonymous Donor / Visual
Arts.
L IBRARY AND PUB L ICAT ION COMM ITTEE
Dr. Marcia Posner, chairperson o f the Council’s Library and
Publications Committee, presented citations to the Libraries
which met criteria established by the Association o f Jewish Li­
braries. The following libraries received recognition:
NEW PUBLICATIONS