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began her writing career freelancing for Chicago newspapers and
national publications. Her first book was Hippo Thunder
(Albert Whitman & Co.) a picture book. Twenty-two books later,
she's published both fiction and non-fiction for ages pre-school
through adult. She won an EMMY for the screen adaptation of her classic
holiday children’s book: There’s No Such Thing
as a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein and her works have
been translated into many languages around the world.
The Dieter (Pocket
Books, Hardcover); Time Off From
Good Behavior (Pocket Books, Hardcover); Young Wives’
Tales (Headline Publications, British); Audition for
Murder (St. Martin’s Press Hardcover; Worldwide
paperback; audio: Books in Motion); Cruising for Murder (St. Martin’s
Press hardcover; Worldwide paperback; audio: Books in Motion)
Thunder; There’s No Such Thing as a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein;
Casey the Nomad; Hanukkah: Eight Lights Around the World; Lies (people
believe) About Animals (Albert Whitman & Co.); Big Friend,
Little Friend: a book about symbiosis (Houghton Mifflin); contributor
to One For You, One For Me (juvenile), Disney/World Books.
Young Adult line books include: Sweet Talk (young adult), Dell; Night
After Night (young adult), Dell; Just Friends (young adult),
Fawcett/Ballantine; Don't Say Goodbye (young adult), Dell.
Youth Line Books include: The Mystery of the Traveling Tomatoes (Albert
Whitman-Boxcar); A Horse Named Dragon (Albert Whitman-Boxcar); The
Secret of the Mask (Albert Whitman-Boxcar)
FILM: Executive Producer and Screenwriter for: “There’s No Such Thing
as a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein”, (short, live-action drama.)
EMMY Award Winner - Producer/Screenwriter
-Winner: Chicago International Film Festival--Silver Plaque
-Winner: “Best Short Dramatic Adaptation”--Charleston Filmfest,
-Winner: Silver Plaque--Children’s International Film Festival in
-Winner: Bronze Plaque - Columbus International Film
& Video Festival
Musical: "Let's Go For the Record," written with musician Elaine Burke
and produced in San Francisco as part of a Hewlett-Packard Grant.
Other: Free-lance journalist. Articles, features, investigative pieces,
sports column, short humor, human interest, travel, features in all
Chicago papers as well as U.S. Camera, Chicago, L.A. Times, Boston
Globe, and many others. Short stories appeared in various publications,
most recently in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. "The Mexicans,"
abridged for Urban America (Scott, Foresman) fan article in Chicago.
Honors and Awards:
Big Friend, Little Friend voted Outstanding Science Trade
Book by the Children's Book Council and National Science Teachers
Lies (People Believe) About Animals voted Outstanding Science
Trade Book by the Children's Book Council and National Science Teachers
Jewish Book Council award nominee for There's No Such Thing
As A Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein. This book has been translated into
Braille by the Library of Congress and is recommended by the National
Conference of Christians and Jews as a book promoting brotherhood and
Judge, Illinois Center for the Book “Books Change Lives”;
Judge, Chicago Sun-Times “Chicago Books of the Year” Awards; Member of
the planning committee organizing the First International Conference of
Jewish Women, held in Kiev, Ukraine; Created Books and Breakfast, a
non-profit program to feed
breakfast to and read to “at risk” children.