Award-Winning Author, Educator, TEDxTalk Presenter
Since August 2020, she has conducted over 500 workshops and talks.
A few of Liza’s speaking engagements.
Keynote Speaker, Allentown Women’s Philanthropy, Greater Rochester Teen Read Author for 2023, Las Vegas Jewish Book Festival Featured Author, Panelist for NCTE 2021, 2022, 2023, Speaker: Purdue University, Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship Purdue University College of Education, Workshop Leader for Teachers: Montgomery County School District, Maryland, Speaker for Limmud Australia and New Zealand
Out and About: A Tale of Giving
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In this inspiring picture book, we follow Daniel as he tries to find out where his parents are going and what’s inside the mysterious boxes they’re carrying. Daniel’s imagination runs wild―could there be a new baseball and glove inside? A giant birthday cake? A new toy car? As it turns out Daniel learns much more than what’s in those boxes-―he learns the true meaning of giving. This universal message is a beautiful way to share Jewish traditions with all readers.
A note explains the concept of Tzedakah and addresses what it means to give and how to give in a way to respect those we want to help.
In the vein of the classic The Wave and inspired by a real-life incident, this riveting novel explores discrimination and antisemitism and reveals their dangerous impact.
2024 Lincoln Award Nominee
2022/2023 Georgia Book Award Nominee
Free Little Library “Read in Color” Recommended Read
TAYSHAS Recommended Read (Texas Library Association)
State of Illinois “Read for a Lifetime” Book
A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year
2022 Sakura Medal Award Nominee
Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable for Young Adults
Wisconsin State Reading Association Recommended Young Adult Novel
Nerdy Book Club Best YA Fiction Novel
YALSA/ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee
Milwaukee County Teen Honor Book
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Available to speak for book clubs, schools, organizations, TV, and radio.
Praise for The Assignment and Hello?
Liza Wiemer is an award-winning educator with over twenty years of teaching experience. Her second young adult novel, The Assignment, was published by Delacorte Press and has received numerous honors, including being named a 2021 Sydney Taylor Notable Book. To date, The Assignment has also been published in Russian, Polish, Italian, and Korean. Hello?, her debut contemporary YA novel, was named a Goodreads Best Young Adult Novel of the Month. In addition, Liza has had two adult nonfiction books published and several short stories included in the New York Times bestselling Small Miracles series. She has had articles published in various newspapers and magazines and writes a monthly kidlit column for the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. Liza received the honor of being named one of "The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2021" by the Algemeiner. A graduate of UW-Madison, Liza has two married sons and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband, Jim.