Showing posts from May, 2013

The Jewish Book Carnival: May 2013

Welcome to the May 2013 Jewish Book Carnival ! The Jewish Book Carnival is a monthly online event in which bloggers who blog about Jewish books share highlights from their own blogs. You'll find links to Jewish sites across the blogosphere, featuring interviews, book reviews, ruminations and more.  The Jewish Book Carnival usually posts on the 15th of the month; this month in observance of Shavuot we have delayed posting until the 16th. And now, on to the links! The Jewish Book Council sent in a link from their blog,  The Prosen People , featuring an  interview with Naomi Alderman, author of  The Liars' Gospel . The Association of Jewish Libraries blog, People of the Books , shared this interview with Austin Ratner, author of Land of the Living . Kathe Pinchuck at Life is Like a Library shares her excitement about   Leadership in the Wilderness: Authority & Anarchy in the Book of Numbers   by Dr. Erica Brown. On My Machberet , Erika Dreifus recommends some

Eugene Yelchin: Breaking Stalin's Nose

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST    |    BUY THE BOOK     🕮    At the 2012 Association of Jewish Libraries conference, I sat with author Eugene Yelchin during lunch and snuck in a quick interview. He's the author of the 2012 Newbery Honor book Breaking Stalin's Nose , based on his own youth in Stalinist Moscow. He gave a very moving talk about freedom of information earlier during the conference. Yelchin is also the illustrator of Ann Stampler's picture book, The Rooster Prince of Breslov , named a 2011 Notable Book by the Association of Jewish Libraries and winner of the Jewish Book Council's National Jewish Book Award. CREDITS: Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel   Supported in part by: Association of Jewish Libraries   Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band   Facebook:  Twitter: @bookoflifepod   Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to