Book Expo, Part 2: Jewish Kids/Teen Books


     🕮    What's new in Jewish books for older kids and teens? Follow me around the 2008 Book Expo America conference to listen in on publishers and authors talking about their new and forthcoming titles!

This series includes four episodes: In Part 1 we heard about Jewish pictures books. Part 3 will be about adult books, and Part 4 will be about books (for all ages) relating to the Holocaust.

Again, thanks to all the publishers who graciously agreed to be interviewed on the spot! By the way, many of these books have not yet been published, so you may not be able to find the individual titles online. I've provided links to the publishers so you can keep an eye on until the books become available!

Part 2, Jewish Books for Kids & Teens:

Jewish Kidlit Blogger Barbara Bietz

Annick Press
The Apprentice's Masterpiece, A Story of Medieval Spain by Melanie Little

Roaring Brook Press
Penina Levine Is a Potato Pancake by Rebecca O'Connell

Kar-Ben Publishing
The Bat-Chen Diaries by Bat-Chen Shahak
Keeping Israel Safe by Barbara Sofer

Feiwel & Friends
Brooklyn Bridge by Karen Hesse

Jewish Lights
Rabbi Harvey Rides Again by Steve Sheinkin

Maggie Anton, author
Rashi's Daughter: Secret Scholar (Jewish Publication Society)


Our background music is provided by The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band.

Books mentioned on the show may be borrowed from the Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel. (Or if they're too new to be in the library now, they will be once they are published!)

Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to! Or even better, if you know of any new Jewish kids' or teen books I missed seeing at Book Expo, please post a comment!


Anonymous said…

Thanks so much for including me in this wonderful line-up of guests! Your interviews have helped bring BEA to those who may not have attended. It's wonderful to hear folks talk about their books with such passion!

Anonymous said…
Hi, Heidi...
While I attended to my chores tonight, I listed to your entire podcasts - parts 1 & 2 - and I am so-o-o impressed! I love the format of your just going from one to another. It's just so entertaining and so informative and so easy to listen to and enjoy. Thank you! Thank you!

Etta D. Gold