Barbara Diamond Goldin has written picture books, story collections, non-fiction, retellings, and historical fiction. In 1997, she received the prestigious Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries. This award is presented to the author whose collected works are a distinguished contribution to Jewish literature for children. "Goldin's consistently commendable and recommendable books combine talented writing, solid research, personal commitment and deep caring".
Barbara Diamond Goldin
For ten years she taught language arts and creative writing to 5th through 8th graders and for eleven years before that she was a preschool teacher. Her B.A. is in psychology from the University of Chicago and she did post-graduate work in teaching and school library media at Western Washington University and Boston University.
Books for Children
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The Best Hanukkah Ever, illustrated by Avi Katz, Marshall Cavendish, September 2007
Readers for Wright Group/McGraw-Hill:
Gear Up Series – A Biography of Benjamin Banneker, 2006; Storytelling, 2006; How the Great Mountains Came to Be, 2006.
Sunshine Series - Honey Hunt, 2001; Oseola McCarty Woke Up the World, 2001; Lilly in the Spotlight, 2001; Louis Armstrong: Jazzing Up the Music, 2001; Berry Treats, 2001.
Wildcats Series - Picture This! (Old Sam's Secret), June 2001; River Wild (RiverKeepers), September 2001
Readers for Options Publishing: Lost in Colonial Days, 2006; Whistler’s Gift, 2006.
Author of retelling of Tchaikovsky's ballet The Sleeping Beauty for boxed editions of compact discs, BMG Music, 1993. Contributor of story to The Haunted House, edited by Jane Yolen and Martin H. Greenberg, HarperCollins, 1995; contributor of story to The Hanukkah Treasury, edited by Eric Kimmel, Holt, 1998; also contributor of articles and reviews to children's magazines and newspapers, including Highlights, Cricket, Shofar, Seattle's Child, Child Life, and Jack and Jill.
Agent: S©ott Treimel NY [firstname.lastname@example.org]
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