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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)
Wakawakaloch shortlisted for the UNICEF Prize in Children’s Literature 2023
My Name Is Wakawakaloch (Je M’appelle Wakawakaloch) has been shortlisted for the UNICEF Prize in Children’s Literature 2023 in the 6-8 year old category on theme of family.
SLJ Starred Review for Mendel’s Hanukkah Mess Up
“This fun, unique Hanukkah story is one that stands out. A must-purchase for holiday collections.”—School Library Journal STARRED Review for Mendel’s Hanukkah Mess Up
Read the full review here.
Booklist STARRED Review for Tower of Life
“A magnificent and moving tribute to a loving community and an extraordinary woman.”—Booklist STARRED review for The Tower of Life
Read the full review here.
Jewish Book Council Review
THE TOWER OF LIFE received a wonderful review from the Jewish Book Council. “Stiefel paints a truthful portrait appropriate for those just beginning to learn about the Holocaust. Susan Gal’s artwork, meanwhile, is both dramatic and accessible, an invitation to look at Eliach’s life with compassion and awe.” Read the full review here.