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2023 Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature
The Tower of Life was awarded the Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature, along with Beneath the Wide Silk Sky by Emily Inouye Huey, at UConn’s Dodd Impact Center in Storrs, CT, on November 15, 2023. (L to R) Senator Chris Dodd, Michelle Palmer, Emily Inouye Huey, Chana Stiefel, Dodd Center Chair James Waller.
Tower of Life Wins 2023 Malka Penn Award
The Tower of Life has won the 2023 Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature from the University of Connecticut’s Dodd Human Rights Impact Programs. Click here to learn more.
Tower of Life on Bank Street’s Best Books of 2023
Thrilled to see The Tower of Life listed on Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of 2023!
Tower of Life receives the Margaret Wise Brown Prize for Children’s Literature
So grateful to share that THE TOWER OF LIFE has been awarded the 2023 Margaret Wise Brown Prize for Children’s Literature from Hollins University. Read more here.
Matthew C. Winner’s Children’s Book Podcast
Click here to listen to Matthew C. Winner’s Children’s Book Podcast Featuring Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners & Honors
Tower of Life wins Sydney Taylor Book Award & Sibert Honor
So grateful that THE TOWER OF LIFE won the 2023 Sydney Taylor Book Award and a Robert F. Sibert Honor at the ALA Youth Media Awards!
Thank you to the awards committees for this incredible honor and for ensuring that Yaffa’s story will be shared with the next generation.
Scholastic Reads Podcast for Holocaust Remembrance Day
Please listen to this podcast interview with Chana Stiefel and Scholastic editor-at-large Suzanne McCabe about THE TOWER OF LIFE for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Mock Sydney Taylor Honor for Tower of Life
Hooray! The Tower of Life won a Mock Sydney Taylor Honor! Thanks to all who voted! See the 2023 winners here for picture books, MG, & YA!
Tower of Life Selected for ALA 2023 Rise: A Feminist Book Project
The Tower of Life was selected by the American Library Associated for its Rise: A Feminist Book Project List.
See the full list here.