PJ Library, in partnership with SCBWI, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, announces the winner of the 2019 SCBWI PJ Library Jewish Stories Award.
The winner of the 2019 SCBWI PJ Library Jewish Stories Award is Pamela Moritz, author of If I Lived with Noah, a delightfully fresh take on the story of Noah and the ark, written in lyrical rhyme.
Moritz will receive the $2,500 SCBWI PJ Library Jewish Stories Award prize, along with PJ Library’s Author Incentive Award of $2,000. Moritz also wins free tuition to the SCBWI 20th Annual Winter Conference in New York where she will be presented with her award.
The SCBWI PJ Library Jewish Stories Award was established to encourage the creation of more high quality Jewish children’s literature. PJ Library will make every effort to partner with a publisher to have If I Lived with Noah published and to carry the book in the PJ Library program.
The judges for the SCBWI PJ Library Jewish Stories Award for 2019 were: Lesléa Newman, author of over 70 books, including the Sydney Taylor Award-winning Ketzel, The Cat Who Composed; Bobbie Fishman, owner of The Bear and the Books, a children’s bookstore in Hopewell, NJ; and Naomi Shulman, author and member of the PJ Library Book Selection Committee.
For more information about the SCBWI PJ Library Jewish Stories Award and to learn about other opportunities for children’s book writers, please visit the Write and Create With PJ Library Authors Hub.
December 1, 2018