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National Jewish Book Awards
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Fiction
Nonfiction
Children's Literature
Autobiography/Memoir
Children's Picture Book (The Louis Posner Memorial Award)
Eastern European Studies
Education (The Leon Jolson Award)
History (The Gerrard and Ella Berman Philanthropic Fund Award)
Holocaust (Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation Award)
Israel (Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation Award)
Jewish-Christian Relations (Charles H. Revson Foundation Award)
Jewish Thought (Dorot Foundation Award in Memory of Joy Ungerleider Mayerson Award)
Reference
Scholarship Award
Sephardic and Ashkenazic Culture (Mimi Frank Award, in Memory of Becky Levy)
Sephardic Studies (Maurice Amado Foundation Award)
Women's Studies (The Barbara Dobkin Honorary Award, by Her Friends)
Yiddish Language and Culture/The Forward Foundation Award
Awards: National Jewish Book Awards
1999 Winners and Finalists


Fiction

The Wedding Jester
The Wedding Jester
by Steven Stern
Steven Stern takes his readers on a surrealistic ride with nine thoughtful and evocative stories, all rooted in Jewish folklore.  (Winner)

Finalists:
Collected Stories of Moacyr Scliar
by Moacyr Scliar, Eloah F. Giacomelli (trans.)
The County of Birches
by Judith Kalman
For the Relief of Unbearable Urges
by Nathan Englander
Second Hand Smoke
by Thane Rosenbaum



Nonfiction

Yosl Rakover Talks to God
Yosl Rakover Talks to God
by Zvi Kolitz, Carol Brown Janeway (trans.)
This book, which chronicles the story of a dying Jew's last words to God, is regarded as one of the greatest pieces of writing to have emerged from the Holocaust. The text also tells how the narrative came to be written and describes the subsequent fate of both the author and his creation.  (Winner)

Finalists:
A Heart of Many Rooms
Celebrating the Many Voices within Judaism

by David Hartman
The Last Days
by Steven Spielberg, David Cesarani (intro.)



Children's Literature

With All My Heart, with All My Mind
With All My Heart, with All My Mind
Thirteen Stories About Growing Up Jewish

by Sandy Asher (ed.)
Sandy Asher, an editor and writer, asked 13 Jewish authors to respond to the question, "How can young people reconcile centuries of tradition with the modern world?" The results are 13 stories about growing up Jewish. The stories are by turns humorous, sad, and contemplative. Together, they allow the reader to explore fully what it means to be Jewish.  (Winner)

Finalists:
Journeys with Elijah
Eight Tales of the Prophet

by Barbara Diamond Goldin, Jerry Pinkney (illus.)
When the Beginning Began
Stories About God, the Creatures, and Us

by Julius Lester, Emily Lisker (illus.)



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