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Debra L. Winegarten

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Dallas, Texas , The United States



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Debra is an award-winning poet and author. She teaches sociology at a small university in Austin, Texas. By night, she writes biographies of Texas women for middle school students.

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Almost a Minyan: Jewish Children’s Book Review (A Coming-of-Age Story of a 13 Year-old Hebrew Girl, Dealing with Her Grandfather’s Death)

My son Jack was excited to see we received a new book in the mail: Almost a Minyan, by Lori S. Kline. Granted, when I first read him the title, his eyes lit up as he looked for a picture on the cover of a “minion” from the Despicable Me movie series…

But as I read the book to him for bedtime, he was still very intrigued...

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There's Jews in Texas?

4.52 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, ...

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Katherine Stinson: The Flyi...

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Where Jewish Grandmothers C...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2014
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Mum's the Word: A Tribute t...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2000
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My Life on the Mysterious I...

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Kathleen Hall Who or what inspired you to write biographies? Do you get to know these historical figures in ways that surprise you?

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