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Sydney Taylor Book Awards winners named

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/books/article/sydney_taylor_book_awards_winners_named_20110321

A spunky 11-year-old, troll-fighting Orthodox Jewish girl who dreams of slaying dragons is the unlikely heroine of this year's Sydney Taylor Book Awards for older readers. The awards, in three age categories, were announced recently by the Association of Jewish Libraries. “Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword” is an inventive graphic novel by Barry Deutsch. The cast of characters in this comic includes a mean-tongued stepmother, an older sister obsessed with finding a husband and a talking pig

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