Book Expo, Part 4: The Holocaust


    🕮    What's new in Jewish books for adults? 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 2 was about Jewish books for older kids and teens. Part 3 featured Jewish literature for adults. This final episode in the series, Part 4, is about books (for all ages) relating to the Holocaust.

Part 4 also includes a non-Holocaust-related palate cleanser: an interview with the Jewish Publication Society that was accidentally left out of Part 3 (sorry, JPS!).


Next time we'll return to our regular format of more in-depth interviews, but I do want to know YOUR preferences. Do you prefer the regular half-hour shows that includes multiple interviews? Or would you rather have shorter, single-interview episodes? Post a comment, e-mail, or take the survey in the sidebar here at

PART 4: Books about the Holocaust

Second Story Press
The Diary of Laura's Twin by Kathy Kacer

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
T4 by Ann Clare Lezotte

Other Press
The Road to Rescue: The Untold Story of Schindler's List by Mietek Pemper
Isaac's Torah: Concerning the Life of Isaac Jacob Blumenfeld Through Two World Wars, Three Concentration Camps, and Five Motherlands by Angel Wagenstein

Tundra Books
Good-Bye Marianne: A Story of Growing Up in Nazi Germany by Irene Watts, illustrated by Kathryn Shoemaker (graphic novel version)

Holiday House

The Anne Frank Story: How Simon Wiesenthal Proved It True by Susan Goldman Rubin, illustrated by Bill Farnsworth

Academy Chicago Publishers
Album of the Damned: Snapshots from the Third Reich by Paul Garson

Angel Girl by Laurie Friedman, illustrated by Ofra Amit

Jewish Publication Society
An Introduction to Islam for Jews by Reuven Firestone
From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books by Arie Kaplan


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 books I missed seeing at Book Expo, please post a comment!


Marie Cloutier said…
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Marie Cloutier said…
heidi, thanks for another great podcast. i'm catching up as you can see. definitely some must-buys for my library from this one! :-)