Erika Dreifus

is the author of "Birthright: Poems" and "Quiet Americans: Stories," which was named an ALA/Sophie Brody Medal Honor Title for outstanding achievement in Jewish Literature. A fellow in the Sami Rohr Jewish Literary Institute and an adjunct associate professor at Baruch College of The City University of New York, she is currently seeking a home for her first picture-book manuscript.

From Erika Dreifus