Barbara Krasner | History Writer and Poet

The Whole Megillah

May 5, 2010

Tags: writing Jewish children's books, Jewish history

My new blog, The Whole Megillah, debuted on May 5, 2010. Check it out at It is intended as a resource for writing Jewish story -- children's books, memoir, fiction, and poetry -- and offers:

  • Event news

  • Book reviews

  • Information about research venues, such as Jewish museums and archives

  • Interviews with and guest blogs by editors, agents, and librarians

  • And a bit of Jewish history

Selected Works

Short Story
Inspired by my 2008 trip to Poland
Appeared in April 2015 issue of Jewish Literary Journal
Originally published in October 2016 on Lilith blog.
Photo Exhibits
Thirty photos of Warsaw and Barbara's ancestral "shtetlach"
Magazine Articles
American History article that chronicles the odyssey of the ill-fated MS St. Louis, a ship of nearly 1,000 German-Jewish refugees, in 1939. Based on interviews with survivors and archival research.
Cover story for History Channel Magazine, July/August 2008
This book chronicles the development of the library as a place for knowledge, a place to grow, a place for community, and a place where time stands still. In its 100-year history, the library has contributed to making the Town of Kearny a "place where everyone knows your name."
"You've done a great job capturing the heart of many of our childhoods."--Linda Kaywork Barbieri
“It’s a great gift for any Kearny resident. The pictures are priceless!”
-Debra C.Bird
“A perfect Hanukkah gift!”
-Family Tree Magazine