Brief Biography

Malka Drucker is the author of 20 books, including the award-winning-Frida Kahlo, Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust, Grandma’s Latkes and White Fire: A Portrait of Women Spiritual Leaders in America. White Fire won the 2005 PEN Southwest Book Award in non-fiction. Her highly acclaimed Jewish Holiday Series won the Southern California Council on Literature for Children Prize series. Another of her biographies, ELIEZER BEN YEHUDA: Father of Modern Hebrew won the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) Janusz Korczak Literary Competition and Frida Kahlo was chosen as an American Bookseller “PICK OF THE LISTS.” She belongs to many literary organizations, including: The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, The Southern California Council on Literature for Young People, the Association of Jewish Librarians, The Authors Guild, and PEN. Her newest book, Jewish American Heroes, publishes, August 2008.

Ordained in 1998 from the Academy for Jewish Religion, a transdenominational seminary, Malka Drucker is also the founding rabbi of HaMakom: The Place for Passionate and Progressive Judaism, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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RESCUERS: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust

Malka Drucker’s Discussion on Rescuers
As the Yad Vashem medal given to rescuers says, “Whoever saves a single life is as one who has saved the entire world.” Besides saving lives, the rescuers preserved humanity’s honor. Perhaps most importantly, they inspire us today to the highest and the best we can do.

Malka Drucker is interviewed about Rescuers and Heroes

Jacob’s Rescue
Every day of hiding meant a new danger and a threat of discovery. Jacob worried about his real family and longed to go to school and play outside like the Roslan children.

Jacob’s Rescue and the Press

Frida Kahlo
Confined to her bed for months by polio, the only part of Frida that still leapt and played was her inventive mind. She wished she could leave her boredom and step through the door into a fantastic world.

The New York Times Book Review of Frida Kahlo

Publishers Weekly Reviews Frida Kahlo

Arizona Daily Star Review of Frida Kahlo

Booklist Reviews Frida Kahlo

The Sea Monster’s Secret
Once long ago, when unseen spirits filled the world and giant fish filled the sea…

A Jewish Holiday ABC
“Young children can self learn both the alphabet and how the holidays provide an additional chance to ease others’ suffering.”

Book Links review of A Jewish Holiday ABC

Grandma’s Latkes
“How did you learn to make latkes?” Molly asked. She rested her tired arms but didn’t complain. She was finally old enough to be picked as Grandma’s helper.

The New York Times Book Review of Grandma’s Latkes

The Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays
Songs, tunes, poems, ideas for crafts and games, and recipes are all included…

Jewish Holiday Books
Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award “A Significant Contribution for Excellence in a Series”

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda
Not until Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, a young medical student from Russia, determined to revive the ancient tongue of his people did Hebrew again become a living language.

Celebrating Life
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven…”

Tom Seaver Portrait of a Pitcher
Here is an inside view of one of the greatest pitching careers in the history of baseball and the remarkable character of the person behind it.

The George Foster Story
“In doing anything worthwhile in life, you need to employ certain ingredients.”

How a Television Show is Made
From story idea through script to actual taping or filming, Series TV traces step by step the intriguing process of putting a TV show together.