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The Book of Life: Jewish Books, Music, Film & Web





Published: Tue, 16 May 2017 19:01:24 +0000

Last Build Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 01:26:10 +0000

Copyright: Copyright Feldman Children's Library, Congregation B'nai IsraelThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.
 



Almost a Minyan

Tue, 16 May 2017 19:01:24 +0000

A joint interview with author Lori S. Kline and publisher Debra L. Winegarten about the picture book Almost a Minyan, a traditional yet groundbreaking coming-of-age story.

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Mamaleh Knows Best

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:27:28 +0000

An interview with Marjorie Ingall about her parenting guide Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Kasper Mutzenmacher's Cursed Hat

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:10:53 +0000

An interview with author Keith Fentonmiller about his weird and wonderful Jewish novel Kasper Mutzenmacher's Cursed Hat. Remember to donate to Patreon.com/bookoflife to get an autographed copy of Serendipity's Footsteps! bookoflifepodcast.com


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Serendipity's Footsteps

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:36:27 +0000

An interview with Suzanne Nelson about her shoe-related Jewish award winning YA novel. Donate to Patreon.com/bookoflife to get an autographed copy! bookoflifepodcast.com


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The (Unofficial) Harry Potter Haggadah

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:54:13 +0000

Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg tells us about his creation of a Harry Potter themed Haggadah for Passover. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Call Me Ishmael.com

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:12:47 +0000

An invitation to join the How Is This Night Different? call-in project and an interview with Call Me Ishmael co-founder Steph Kent, one of the project sponsors. Check bookoflifepodcast.com for details.


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Mark Your Calendar

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 02:27:30 +0000

Info on projects in which you might want to participate! Read4Refugees fundraiser through 3/31/17, Call Me Ishmael 3/27-4/4/17, apply for the TENT Jewish kidlit retreat by 4/24/17. Listen to the show for details. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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Honey and Me

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:38:16 +0000

An interview with Meira Drazin, author of the 2016 Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award winner, Honey and Me. Also, call in to leave your story for "How Is This Book Different?" - details at bookoflifepodcast.com


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Unorthodox, Live

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:17:01 +0000

An interview with the hosts of the Unorthodox podcast from Tablet Magazine, after their live show in West Palm Beach. Plus, an invitation to share your favorite story with Call Me Ishmael. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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Another Me

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 04:06:00 +0000

The Book of Life's Canadian Correspondent Anne Dublin interviews author Eva Wiseman about her historical/paranormal romance, Another Me. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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Everybody Says Shalom

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:19:03 +0000

A talk given by Leslie Kimmelman, author of the picture book Everybody Says Shalom, at the 2016 AJL conference. bookoflifepodcast.com


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The Inquisitor's Tale

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:06:06 +0000

An interview with Adam Gidwitz, Sydney Taylor Book Award winning author of The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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The 2017 Sydney Taylor Book Awards

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:57:46 +0000

An interview with Ellen Tillman, chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee, which chooses the best Jewish books for children and teens each year.


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Adam & Thomas

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 17:55:21 +0000

Adam & Thomas by Aharon Appelfeld won the 2016 Sydney Taylor Book Award. We hear about meeting Aharon, and translator Jeffrey Green speaks about the book. bookoflifepodcast.com


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The Sunset Gang

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:35:47 +0000

Author Warren Adler talks about his short story collection, The Sunset Gang. www.bookoflifepodc ast.com


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Dreidels on the Brain

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:07:42 +0000

An interview with storyteller Joel Ben Izzy, author of Dreidels on the Brain. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:13:39 +0000

An interview with Leslea Newman, author of award-winning picture book Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed, and the poetry book I Carry My Mother. bookoflifepodcast. com


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I Dissent

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 15:23:11 +0000

An interview with Debbie Levy, author of the picture book biography I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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Once in a Lifetime

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:16:42 +0000

Interview with Ahmed Drame, star and co-writer of the French film Once in a Lifetime (Les Heritiers). www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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Fascinating

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:58:13 +0000

An interview with Rich Michelson, biographer and friend of Jewish actor Leonard "Mr. Spock" Nimoy. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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The Golem

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 01:23:15 +0000

An interview with Eddie Estrin about his spoken word album, The Golem. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:58:53 +0000

A critique of the picture book Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf by Greg Wolfe, with Rachel Kamin and Kathy Bloomfield.


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The Hired Girl

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:01:19 +0000

Laura Amy Schlitz, award winning author of The Hired Girl, speaking at the Association of Jewish Libraries conference where she accepted the Sydney Taylor Book Award. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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Biblical Wives

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:26:52 +0000

An interview with TK Thorne, author of Biblical novels Noah's Wife and Angels at the Gate. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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Vox Tablet and Other Podcasts

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:19:58 +0000

A conversation with Sara Ivry, host of the Jewish podcast Vox Tablet from Tablet Magazine. Be sure to check the show notes for links to all the podcasts discussed. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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The Safest Lie

Tue, 31 May 2016 20:54:34 +0000

An interview with Angela Cerrito, author of The Safest Lie, a Holocaust novel inspired by the work of Irena Sendler. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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Viva Rose!

Fri, 06 May 2016 13:01:58 +0000

An interview with Susan Krawitz, author of Viva Rose! bookoflifepodcast.com


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More Than Enough

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 19:35:46 +0000

Interview with April Halprin Wayland about her Passover picture book, More Than Enough.


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The Yiddish Fish

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 15:37:49 +0000

Interview with Santiago Cohen about his quirky picture book, The Yiddish Fish. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:26:34 +0000

An interview with author Laura Gehl about her picture book, Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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My Grandfather's Coat

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:48:04 +0000

A group interview with the author, illustrator, and editor of the picture book, My Grandfather's Coat, with a bonus track!


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Enough with the Holocaust Books for Children

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:51:07 +0000

A virtual panel discussion about the abundance of Holocaust titles for kids, and alternative reading suggestions. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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Pick a Card, Any Card

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:42:37 +0000

How to join the 2015 #Readukkah Jewish Reading Challenge, and an interview with Rabbi Goldie Milgrim about Mitzvah Cards and more. bookoflifepodcast.com



Pick a Card, Any Card

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:30:45 +0000

How to join the 2015 #Readukkah Jewish Reading Challenge, and an interview with Rabbi Goldie Milgrim about Mitzvah Cards and more. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Last of the Red Hot Mamas

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:50:33 +0000

An interview with Sue and Lloyd Ecker about their documentary and books on "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker." bookoflifepodcast.com


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Enchantress

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:51:41 +0000

An interview with Maggie Anton about the second book in her Rav Hisda's Daughter series, Enchantress. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Do the Menschy Thing

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:09:52 +0000

An interview with filmmaker Tiffany Shlain about The Science of Character, The Adaptable Mind, and The Making of a Mensch. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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Here is the World of Leslea Newman

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:42:19 +0000

An interview with poet/author Leslea Newman about her round-the-year Jewish holiday picture book, Here is the World, and her other Jewish and LGBT works. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Welcome to Kutsher's

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:56:54 +0000

An interview with Ian Rosenberg, creator of a documentary film about the Catskills resort, Kutsher's.



Welcome to Kutsher's

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 21:18:35 +0000

An interview with filmmaker Ian Rosenberg about his Catskills resort documentary, Welcome to Kutsher's. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Playing with Matches

Tue, 12 May 2015 17:22:13 +0000

An interview with author Suri Rosen about her hip and funny Orthodox Jewish novel for teens, Playing with Matches. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Carol Matas

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:46:43 +0000

The Book of Life's Canadian Correspondent Anne Dublin interviews author Carol Matas. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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Visible City

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:41:07 +0000

An interview with Tova Mirvis, author of Visible City. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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The Pat Boone Fan Club

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:24:50 +0000

An interview from Book Expo 2014 with Sue William Silverman about her memoir, the Pat Boone Fan Club, My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew. Since I've got a big backlog of episodes waiting to be published, I decided to publish the remaining four Book Expo episodes in one go; this is Part 4.


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Good ole Lerner/Kar-Ben!

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:23:45 +0000

Interviews with Lerner Publishing, and Kar-Ben Publishing (a division of Lerner) about their new Jewish books, at Book Expo 2014.Since I've got a big backlog of episodes waiting to be published, I decided to publish the remaining four Book Expo episodes in one go; this is Part 3.


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Eva Wiseman

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:22:38 +0000

An interview from Book Expo 2014 with Eva Wiseman, author of The World Outside. Since I've got a big backlog of episodes waiting to be published, I decided to publish the remaining four Book Expo episodes in one go; this is Part 2.


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Presses with Alliterative Names

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:20:19 +0000

Interviews from Book Expo America 2014 with Holiday House and Second Story Press, two mainstream presses that strongly support jewish publishing. Since I've got a big backlog of episodes waiting to be published, I decided to publish the remaining four Book Expo episodes in one go; this is Part 1.


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Diversity in Jewish Kidlit

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:08:05 +0000

Sylvia Rouss, Mira Reisberg, Joni Sussman and Ann Stampler spoke at the 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries conference on a panel responding to the Pew study "A Portrait of Jewish Americans" - and it all boils down to diversity.


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The Longest Night

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:09:53 +0000

An interview with Laurel Snyder and Catia Chen, author and illustrator of The Longest Night, an award-winning picture book that retells the story of the Exodus from a child's point of view.


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STORM

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:36:03 +0000

An interview with Donna Jo Napoli about her novel STORM, which takes place on Noah's Ark. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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The Nazi Hunters

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:47:19 +0000

An interview with author Neal Bascomb about The Nazi Hunters, which won the 2014 Sydney Taylor Book Award.


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Seminar Stories

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:18:26 +0000

Interviews with authors Helaine Becker and Yael Zoldan, from the Seminar on Jewish Story 2014.


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BEA14 Variety

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:43:52 +0000

Interviews about new Jewish titles with Charlesbridge, Image Comics, and Dundurn at Book Expo 2014.


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Never Say a Mean Word Again

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:57:52 +0000

Interview from Book Expo 2014 with Jacqueline Jules and Durga Yael Bernhardt, author and illustrator of the picture book Never Say a Mean Word Again. A powerful story of conflict resolution.


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Jo Joe

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:22:10 +0000

An interview with author Sally Wiener Grotta about her novel Jo Joe.


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Queen of the Jews

Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:25:17 +0000

An interview with Judy Petsonk about her historical novel, Queen of the Jews, based on the life of Queen Salome Alexandra. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Jews in Texas

Tue, 06 May 2014 14:57:45 +0000

Author Debra Winegarten and oral historian Josh Parshall talk about the Jewish experience of living in Texas. bookoflifepodcast.com


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The Legacy of Jewish Swimmers

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:57:25 +0000

Karen Propp discusses her work in progress, a story of Jewish female swimming champs in Europe during WWII. The unpublished work won the 2013 Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award. bookoflifepodcast.com


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The Seminar on Jewish Story

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 03:39:11 +0000

An interview with conference organizer Barbara Krasner about the Seminar on Jewish Story taking place May 18, 2014 in NYC.


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The Jewish Comix Anthology

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:18:37 +0000

An interview with Jewish Comix Anthology editor Steven Bergson.


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Inspiration Then and Now: Raoul Wallenberg

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:18:09 +0000

An interview with Louise Borden, author of His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg, winner of the 2013 Sydney Taylor Book Award. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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Hannah's Way

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:10:32 +0000

An interview with author Linda Glaser and illustrator Adam Gustavson, creators of picture book Hannah's Way which won the 2013 Sydney Taylor Book Award. bookoflifepodcast.com



Hannah's Way

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:10:32 +0000

An interview with author Linda Glaser and illustrator Adam Gustavson, creators of picture book Hannah's Way which won the 2013 Sydney Taylor Book Award. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Canadian Interlude

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:49:20 +0000

The Book of Life's Canadian Correspondent, Anne Dublin, interviews author Sharon McKay, winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Laurel Snyder Redux

Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:03:55 +0000

A conversation with Laurel Snyder, author and outside-the-box thinker in the world of Jewish kidlit.


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Rav Hisda's Daughter

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 00:36:03 +0000

An interview with Maggie Anton, author of Rav Hisda's Daughter. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Intentions

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 23:24:38 +0000

Interview with Deborah Heiligman, author of the teen novel INTENTIONS, which won the 2013 Sydney Taylor Book Award. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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Whitman's Jewish Picture Books

Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:27:54 +0000

The Albert Whitman Company comes out with a Jewish picture book or two almost every year. Here's a show-floor interview with Marketing Director Michelle Bayuk from ALA 2012 about two of their recent Jewish-interest picture books: The Wooden Sword: A Jewish folktale from Afghanistan by Ann Redisch Stampler, and Happy Birthday, Tree: A Tu B'shevat Story by Madelyn Rosenberg. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Zayde Comes to Live

Mon, 08 Jul 2013 03:28:43 +0000

An interview with Sheri Sinykin, author of Zayde Comes to Live. bookoflifepodcast.com


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The Schmutzy Family

Sun, 02 Jun 2013 19:08:58 +0000

Introducing the hilarious Shabbat picture book, The Schmutzy Family by Madelyn Rosenberg! bookoflifepodcast.com


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Eugene Yelchin

Fri, 10 May 2013 13:24:51 +0000

Interview with Eugene Yelchin, author/illustrator of Breaking Stalin's Nose, a Newbery Honor book. bookoflifepodcast.com


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The Sophie Brody Award

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:02:01 +0000

Interview with Emily Bergman, member of the Sophie Brody Award committee. The award is presented for Jewish literature by RUSA, an arm of ALA. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Hava Nagila: The Movie

Thu, 07 Mar 2013 03:04:59 +0000

Filmmaker Roberta Grossman offered a work-in-progress screening of her documentary on Hava Nagila at the Association of Jewish Libraries 2012 conference. Here we have her introductory remarks and the Q&A that followed the screening. bookoflifepodcast.com


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We Are Their Voice

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:29:35 +0000

The Book of Life's Canadian correspondent, Anne Dublin, interviews author Kathy Kacer about the compilation of children's responses to the Holocaust entitled We Are Their Voice. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Announcing the 2013 Sydney Taylor Book Awards

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 02:16:41 +0000

A chat with Aimee Lurie, chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee, about the 2013 winners, the best Jewish children's and teen books of the year.


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McFarland: Goyish Name, Jewish Books

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:29:58 +0000

McFarland Publishing offers a wide selection of Jewish titles. A show-floor interview from ALA. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Rubin & Sharenow: 2012 Sydney Taylor Winners

Sun, 02 Dec 2012 17:52:38 +0000

A joint interview with Susan Goldman Rubin (Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein) and Rob Sharenow (The Berlin Boxing Club), winners of the 2012 Sydney Taylor Book Award. bookoflifepodcast.com


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A Song for My Sister

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 20:52:52 +0000

The Book of Life's Canadian correspondant, Anne Dublin, speaks live with author Lesley Simpson before the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Looking For Me in this Great Big Family

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:06:20 +0000

Interview with Betsy Rosenthal, author of Looking For Me in this Great Big Family. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Reuven Firestone: Jews and Muslims

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:04:30 +0000

A live interview with Dr. Reuven Firestone, recorded at the 2012 Association of Jewish Libraries conference. Please see show notes at bookoflifepodcast.com for links to more information about this guest and his work.


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Marc Tyler Nobleman: Biographer of Underdogs

Wed, 09 May 2012 18:50:36 +0000

An interview with Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman, and other untold stories about underdog heroes. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Room Enough for Daisy

Tue, 06 Mar 2012 01:28:53 +0000

Co-authors Debby Waldman and Rita Feutl interview each other about their picture book, Room Enough for Daisy. bookoflifepodcast.com


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David Bezmozgis and The Free World

Sat, 03 Dec 2011 18:24:21 +0000

The Book of Life's Canadian Correspondent Anne Dublin interviews author and filmmaker David Bezmozgis about his development as a writer and his new novel The Free World. After this December 2011 episode, The Book of Life moves from a monthly schedule to an occasional schedule. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Pulani

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 20:13:02 +0000

An interview with Ruchel Louis, author of Pulani: A Memoir of Growing Up in Apartheid South Africa. www.bookoflifepodcast.com


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Write Your Own Megillah

Mon, 03 Oct 2011 20:18:05 +0000

An interview with blogger Barbara Krasner, who is sponsoring the "Write Your Own Megillah "project to encourage Jewish children's writers a la NaNoWriMo, during Jewish Book Month. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Life, After

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 20:43:15 +0000

An interview with Sarah Darer Littman about her teen novel Life, After, which was a 2011 Sydney Taylor Honor Book for teens. Sarah was a guest on the show in 2006 when her debut novel Confessions of a Closet Catholic won the Sydney Taylor Book Award.


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Wherever You Go

Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:02:41 +0000

An interview with Joan Leegant, author of Wherever You Go.


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Noah's Swim-a-thon

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 21:51:57 +0000

Author Ann Koffsky talks about her newest picture book, Noah's Swim-a-thon, about lifeguarding at camp, and about the nutty things adults say to get kids to put their faces in the water. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Double Dip: Rona Arato

Sat, 11 Jun 2011 17:43:28 +0000

A double dip of interviews with Rona Arato, author of Mrs. Kaputnik's Pool Hall & Matzo Ball Emporium, one by Heidi Estrin at Book Expo, and one by The Book of Life's Canadian Correspondent Anne Dublin, upon Rona's return to her home in Toronto.


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Tropical Secrets

Mon, 02 May 2011 00:08:47 +0000

Interview with Margarita Engle, winner of the 2010 Sydney Taylor Book Award for Teens for TROPICAL SECRETS: HOLOCAUST REFUGEES IN CUBA. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Yuvi's Candy Tree

Wed, 13 Apr 2011 02:11:40 +0000

Author Lesley Simpson interviews herself(!) about her picture book Yuvi's Candy Tree, a picture book on Ethiopian Jews fleeing to Israel. bookoflifepodcast.com


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The Rooster Prince of Breslov

Sun, 03 Apr 2011 23:22:24 +0000

An interview with Ann Redisch Stampler, author of the Jewish folktale picture book The Rooster Prince of Breslov. Ann was a guest on the podcast in 2007 when she won the Sydney Taylor Honor Award for Shlemazel and the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost. The Rooster Prince of Breslov won the 2010 National Jewish Book Award and was named a Notable Book by the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Defying Gravity

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 20:37:47 +0000

An interview with Carol de Giere, author of Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz from Godspell to Wicked. bookoflifepodcast.com


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The Year of Goodbyes

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 23:46:35 +0000

An interview with Debbie Levy and her mother Jutta about The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family and Farewells, based on Jutta's poesiealbum from the 1940s. bookoflifepodcast.com


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Hereville

Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:30:00 +0000

An interview with Barry Deutsch, author of the graphic novel Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (Yet Another Troll-Fighting 11-Year-Old Orthodox Jewish Girl). bookoflifepodcast.com


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Shalom Sesame

Wed, 01 Dec 2010 17:13:44 +0000

An interview with Veronica Wulff, Director of Global Production at Sesame Workshop, about the newly revamped Shalom Sesame. bookoflifepodcast.com


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The Canadian Jewish Book Awards

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 22:25:56 +0000

The Book of Life's Canadian Correspondent Anne Dublin interviews winners of the 2010 Canadian Jewish Book Awards at the awards ceremony in Toronto.


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Book Expo 2010: Jewish Presses

Sat, 02 Oct 2010 21:38:51 +0000

Forthcoming books of from Judaic publishers discovered at Book Expo America 2010 in NYC! bookoflifepodcast.com


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Book Expo 2010: Kidlit

Thu, 02 Sep 2010 21:22:43 +0000

Recent and forthcoming children's and teen books of Jewish interest discovered at Book Expo America 2010 in NYC!


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Book Expo 2010: Adults

Wed, 04 Aug 2010 21:13:00 +0000

Forthcoming adult books of Jewish interest discovered at Book Expo America 2010 in NYC!


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