And Now for Something Completely Different

February 14,2019
October 1, 2019, is the publication date for my newest book, The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster), illustrated by Stacy Innerst. It's the true story of Aaron Lansky, who started collecting Yiddish books when he realized that


December 2,2013
Anyone who's visited this Website lately might wonder why I haven't updated it in a few months. The reason is that I've been working hard on a number of exciting projects. I've got two picture books in the works, as well as one middle grade/YA biography. As soon as they

Bike Lust and All That

August 18,2011
Check out my article on "The Devil's Advance Agent," i.e., the bicycle's impact on women in the 1890s, in the October 2011 issue of American History magazine, which is on newsstands now despite the cover date. There's also a sidebar, cleverly titled "Bike Lust" by the editor, in which I

New York Times Letter

July 7,2011
On Monday, July 4, the New York Times ran an article about the fact that female cyclists in New York are greatly outnumbered by male cyclists, and it looked at reasons for that. Today's Times features a letter to the editor that I wrote in response, citing an example from Wheels of
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