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GOTTLIEB/JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL
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NEW PUBLICATIONS
The Council published four new publications in 1992:
Amer­
ican Jewish History: A Selected List fo r Teens; Notable Books fo r Jewish
Children; Twelve Steps to Starting a Judaica Library: A Revised Edi­
tion;
and
Word Weaves: Collections of Jewish Stories Old and New.
American Jewish History: A Selected List fo r Teens
is a list of books
for teenagers that serves as an excellent introduction to the con­
cept of how earlier immigrant generations became American
Jews,
Notable Books fo r Children
is a list of “must-have” Jewish
children’s books chosen by an expert,
Twelve Steps to Starting
a Judaica Library
is a revised step-by-step guide to setting up
a Judaica library collection, and
Word Weavers
is a selected bib­
liography of Jewish story collections including traditional leg­
ends, children’s stories, midrashic tales and modern works.
The Council also compiled its yearly list of book festivals held
around the country and made it available to hundreds of people.
Fair coordinator names and dates were listed and program pro­
fessionals were encou raged to network with local fa ir
coordinators.
NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS
The 44th Annual National Jewish Book Awards ceremony
was held on June 9, 1993 iat the 92nd Street Y. Dr. Leonard
Gold acted as master of ceremonies for a large crowd of almost
700 guests. The authors spoke movingly about their experiences
in writing the winning books and publishers were publicly
thanked for their support. Two new donors were introduced
— Raphael Patai for Jewish Folklore and Anthropology and
the Barbara Cohen Memorial Consortium for Children’s
Literature.
CONFERENCE
The Jewish Book Council sponsored “The Communications
Loop,” a session connecting publishers, authors, editors and li­
brarians in conjunction with the National Association of Jewish
Libraries Convention which took place in June in New York
City. Panels included: