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Presentation at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association of Jewish Libraries, held at the New York Hilton Hotel, June 23, 1993, at a session entitled "Extending the Market: Jewish Children's Books in the Secular Arena."

Abstract

Books with Jewish content are of universal interest and are important to individuals and to society. Through humor and personal experiences in writing and speaking about my Ike and Mama series, my middlegrade young-adult books, as well as my picture book, God Must Like Cookies, Too, I communicate to publishers, authors, and librarians the ways that my books have crossed over to the general marketplace. Why and how this came to be, and the newfound inclusion and interest of Jewish writers in the "multicultural" designation are also examined.