Monday, February 11, 2008
Funny, That Book Doesn't Look Jewish
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The Book of Life hosted a live, call-in show on February 7, 2008 with special guest Pamela Ehrenberg, author of Ethan, Suspended. Our discussion topic was "what makes a book Jewish?" This recording of the call-in show has been edited for clarity and sound quality, but is essentially the same show heard by those who listened live on the big day.
Many of those who called in are well-known as authors or bloggers. Follow these links to learn more about the voices you hear on this episode (listed alphabetically):
> Maggie Anton, author of the series Rashi's Daughters
> Barbara Bietz, author of Like a Maccabee, and blogger at Barbara's Book Blog
> Marie Cloutier, blogger at The Boston Bibliophile
> June Cummins, Associate Professor of English & Comparative Literature at San Diego State University
> Andi Davidson, past member of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee
> Pamela Ehrenberg, author of Ethan, Suspended
> Brenda Ferber, author of Julia's Kitchen
> Rita Frischer, past Chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee
> Janet Gingold, author of children's novels and nonfiction
> Mary Claire Mahaney, author of Osaka Heat
> Elizabeth McBride, blogger at Mommytown, who tried to submit questions by chat; we ran out of time, but I want to acknowledge her participation
> Kathe Pinchuck, current Chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee
> Hazel Rochman, author, and editor/reviewer for ALA's Booklist
> Linda Silver, author/editor of The Jewish Values Finder (book and database), and another past chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee
Thanks to everyone who participated!
Background music is provided by The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band.
Books and CD's mentioned on the show may be borrowed from the Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel. Browse our online catalog to reserve books, post a review, or just to look around!