Sun. March 17, 11 am:  Storytime, discussion, and signing at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York
Register here.

Sun.-Mon. Feb 25-26: Chana will be visiting the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum for a Story Hour reading of The Tower of Life on Feb. 25th and a family program, “Echoes of Eishyshok: A Town Immortalized in Photographs,” on Feb 26th. Learn more here and register here.


Tuesday, September 12, 4 pm: Echoes & Reflections: The Tower of Life: How Yaffa Eliach Restored Humanity to the Victims of Her Town. Discover how to incorporate this unique story into the classroom, the importance of museums and memorials in preserving its history, and the relevance of Yaffa’s legacy in modern times. Register here.

Wednesday, September 13, 5:30 pm: The Florida Holocaust Museum: The Tower of Life in the classroom. To watch on-demand, click here: The Tower of Life: How Yaffa Eliach Restored Humanity to the Victims of Her Town (

Tuesday-Wednesday, November 14-15: The Malka Penn Award Ceremony at the Dodd Impact Center, University of Connecticut

Friday-Sunday, November 17-19: NCTE, Columbus, OH, Presenting with Darshana Khiani and Dawn Quigley: “Cultivating Connections: Engaging with Diverse Texts to Foster Empathy.”



Sunday, April 30, Bravo, Avocado, Books of Wonder. Watch the replay.

Tuesday, May 9, An Open Book, Brightwood Elementary, Washington, DC

Wednesday, May 10, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC, Tower of Life signing,
12 pm – 3 pm

Wednesday, May 17, Teaneck Public Library, Tower of Life, Reading and discussion, in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month

Adults and children 8 and up, 7 pm. More info

Sunday, May 21, Word Bookstore, Jersey City, NJ, 11:30 am Reading and signing, Bravo, Avocado

Monday, May 22, Ridgefield Public Library, NJ, 3 pm, Storytime, Bravo, Avocado


Thursday, June 8, SCBWI Russell Freedman Award for a Better World (online)

Tuesday, June 20, Sydney Taylor Book Award, AJL Conference (online)

Monday, June 26, Robert F. Sibert Honor, ALA Conference, Chicago

Wednesday, June 28, Storywalk presentation: My Name is Wakawakaloch, Sagamore Park, Teaneck, NJ

Sunday, July 16, Writing Barn Nonfiction Kidlit Confab: Down the Research Rabbit Hole Panel (online)

Monday, July 17, Margaret Wise Brown Prize for Children’s Literature, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA



The Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies Dinner
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Santa Monica, CA
Featured speaker: Chana Stiefel

Watch the recording here (Chana’s speech starts at 1:03)

Fall 2022 Events



Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award and a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Liberty two boys