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Joy Wieder

October 20, Dudley Square
Joy Nelkin Wieder is an author and illustrator with several children’s books to her name. She teaches creative writing and enjoys school and library visits. Her debut picture book The Passover Mouse received honorable mention for the SCBWI PJ Library Jewish Stories Award and was chosen as a PJ Library selection. She is the author/illustrator of several Jewish books for children, including The Secret Tunnel and The Great Potato Plan, which is based on her grandfather’s family in Warsaw during WWI. She has also written over two dozen leveled readers for the educational market.