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The Tower of Life on Chicago Public Library’s Best Books for Younger Readers

The Tower of Life is on Chicago Public Library’s List of Best Informational Books for Younger Readers 2022! See the list here!

Tower of Life on NYPL’s Best Kidlit Biographies of 2022

The Tower of Life is on the New York Public Library’s List of Best Children’s Biographies of 2022! See the list here!

Tower of Life on SLJ’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2022

The Tower of Life is on School Library Journal’s list of Best Nonfiction Books of 2022! See the list here!

MENDEL on SLJ’s Hanukkah Books for Young Readers

What fun to see MENDEL (with a star!) in such great company! “This fun, unique Hanukkah story is one that stands out. A must-purchase for holiday collections.” Read the SLJ article here.

2022 Eureka! Nonfiction Award

The Tower of Life received a 2022 Eureka! Nonfiction Award for Children’s Literature Honor/Silver Medal from the California Reading Association.

Russell Freedman Nonfiction Award Finalist

The Tower of Life is a finalist for the Russell Freedman Nonfiction Award for a Better World! Thank you to the SCBWI Impact & Legacy Fund for this recognition along with these other inspiring books.

Books of Wonder Biography Panel

Chana joined four other authors of beautiful picture book biographies at Books of Wonder online, and presented The Tower of Life. Signed copies available here.

BRAVO, AVOCADO! Cover Reveal

Check out this adorable cover of BRAVO, AVOCADO! illustrated by Anna Süßbauer, coming from HarperCollins, March 28, 2023. Find out the story behind this veggie fun tale on Tara Lazar’s blog!

Booklist Starred Review of the Tower of Life

ALA Booklist #ReviewoftheDay

“A magnificent and moving tribute to a loving community and an extraordinary woman.”—ALA Booklist Starred Review (Read the full review)

Tower of Life Reviewed in the NYTimes!

“This masterfully illustrated biography argues that even the Nazis, though they may have been able to physically erase a shtetl, were powerless to destroy deep human connections to family and home.”—Eugene Yelchin, The New York Times Book Review, Nov. 5, 2022. (read full review)