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Prolific author Carol Matas nominated for National Jewish Book Award

By MYRON LOVE Carol Matas undoubtedly needs little introduction to most readers. She is a top-selling internationally acclaimed author of 45 books for children and young adults. Her best-selling work, which includes three award-winning series, has been translated into over a dozen languages including Spanish, Catalan, Japanese, Taiwanese, Turkish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, German, French, Indonesian, Bulgarian and Russian. For her latest work though, she has taken a different route.

Who says no one under 30 reads newspapers?

Despite all the predictions that newspapers will soon be obsolete, here’s proof that dictum doesn’t fit all members of the younger generation. This picture is of some of Avi Posen’s Grade 8 Gray Academy students. Notice which paper they’re reading? We found it on the Gray Academy’s Facebook page - much to our surprise. (Honestly, we didn’t stage it or ask Avi to stage it for us.)