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Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books praises Greenhorn

Anna Olswanger’s new children’s book Greenhorn, about a young Holocaust survivor who transforms a Brooklyn yeshiva, is now in stores. Olswanger is the award-winning author of Shlemiel Crooks, and already her newest book, a touching volume featuring full-color illustrations by Miriam Nerlove, has earned praise from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and ForeWord Reviews. This just in: a review from the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. which calls Greenhorn “compelling,” “touching,” and “humane” …

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Publishers Weekly hosts Anna Olswanger on hope and Holocaust literature

Publishers Weekly’s “Soapbox” column featured an essay in late September by Anna Olswanger, author of Greenhorn and the award-winning Shlemiel Crooks, both published by NewSouth’s Junebug Books. In “A Story of Hope,” Olswanger talks about how she was compelled to turn a true story of tragedy into Greenhorn, a book about hope; she also discusses her surprise at a publisher willing to release a children’s book about the Holocaust when so many others would turn it down …

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