The Sugarman Family Children's Book Award

The Sugarman Award was established in 1994 by Joan Sugarman to help thank, encourage and inspire writers and illustrators of Jewish children’s literature. Every other year a monetary award is presented for best Jewish children’s book. The presentation will take place at the Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center in Fall 2011.

Currently, we’re looking for books published between October 1, 2010 and October 1, 2011. Three copies of each book should be submitted, with a $25 entry fee, received no later than August 1, 2011. Books should present a Judaic perspective or include Jewish characters, worthy of emulation and reflecting Jewish heritage in an honest and meaningful way.

We’d love to see what you have available, so please send it along now. Before making your submission, please download the complete award guidelines from the bottom of this page for all pertinent details. For any further questions, contact Lili Kalish Gersch, Director of Literary, Music & Dance Programs.

Sugarman Award Guidelines

Sugarman Award Entry Form



Lili Kalish Gersch, Director of Literary, Music & Dance Programs

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