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Fiction

Myriam Anissimov

Joking that she is a Yiddish writer working in French, novelist Myriam Anissimov has been celebrated for her portrayal of the difficulties faced by children of Holocaust survivors.

Myriam Anissimov, 2014

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Myriam Anissimov in 2014.
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Myriam Anissimov in 2014.


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Anda Pinkerfeld Amir

Anda Pinkerfeld Amir helped shape two branches of Hebrew literature as an innovative, modernist Israeli poet and as a writer of children’s books that tackled difficult subjects like war and death.

Jane Yolen

Called the Hans Christian Anderson of America, Jane Yolen is known for weaving folklore, fantasy, historical events, and her own life into captivating stories for children and young adults.

Jane Yolen, New York, 2011

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Jane Yolen at the New York Comic Con in 2011.
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Jane Yolen at the New York Comic Con in 2011.

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Helen Yglesias

In her many novels, Helen Yglesias returned to the themes of her own life: women defying convention and finding the courage to start over.

Martha Wolfenstein

In her brief career, Martha Wolfenstein was hailed as “the best Jewish sketch writer in America.”

Alice Schalek

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Photojournalist and travel writer, Alice Schalek.

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Photojournalist and travel writer, Alice Schalek.

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Anna Strunsky Walling

When told she was too young to be a socialist, Anna Strunsky Walling claimed that she’d been born with her passion for socialism as much as she’d been born with her talent for writing.

Anna Strunsky Walling and her Sister, Rose, circa 1902

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Socialist, co-founder of the NAACP, and author, Anna Strunsky and her sister Rose, circa 1902.

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Socialist, co-founder of the NAACP, and author, Anna Strunsky and her sister Rose, circa 1902.

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