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About Hazel Rochman

Hazel Rochman is a contributing editor at Booklist, where she has worked for twenty years, and is the author of the award-winning Against Borders: Promoting Books for a Multicultural World (1993). Much of her article is drawn from her contributions to Booklist and Book Links.

Beyond Oral History: What Makes a Good Holocaust Book?

There continues to be a flood of books for young people about the Holocaust, even more now than a generation ago. This is partly because many survivors who for so long did not want to talk about their horrifying personal histories are now breaking their silence. Every time I get a new one to review, […]

Against Borders

If anyone had told me when I was growing up in South Africa that I would be living in Chicago one day and writing about multiculturalism in children’s books, I would have thought they were crazy. I thought my place was really off the map; nothing could happen there that would interest the rest of […]

Against Borders

If anyone had told me when I was growing up in South Africa that I would be living in Chicago one day and writing about multiculturalism in children’s books, I would have thought they were crazy. I thought my place was really off the map; nothing could happen there that would interest the rest of […]