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Honey and Me

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LISTEN TO THE PODCAST     🕮     Meira Drazin is the author of Honey and Me , a forthcoming middle grade novel from Scholastic. Even before she got that book deal, she won the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award for the unpublished work. She was at the 2016 Association of Jewish Libraries conference in Charleston, SC to receive her award. We sat down with a few members of the award committee for a quick chat. INVITATION :  As you hear in th is podcast episode, you are invited to participate in How Is This Book Different? , a joint project of the Association of Jewish Libr aries , the Jewish Book Council , and Call Me Ish mael . Between March 27-April 4, 2017, call 774-325-0503 with a story about your a Jewish book that matters to your life ! 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: facebook.com/bookoflifepo

Unorthodox, Live

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LISTEN TO THE PODCAST     |    UNORTHODOX WEBSITE     🕮    Unorthodox is a chatty and irreverent Jewish podcast from Tablet Magazine, and I'm a big fan. I was excited to see their live show at Temple Israel in West Palm Beach, and was lucky to snag an interview after the show. Here are some links to topics we mentioned in our conversation: Unorthodox live show in West Palm Beach The one with the bad H olocaust joke from Morty's g randson T h e one with Jillian Keenan The one with David Duchovny The one with Tessa Kim The one with Harry Potter and the Sacred Tex t Call Me Ishmael: How Is This Book Different from All Other Books? 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: facebook.com/bookoflifepodcast      Twitter: @bookoflifepod   Support The Book of Life by becoming a pat

2017 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour Links

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Here are all the final links to the posts created during the 2017 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour. So many wonderful interviews for you to enjoy!  2017 SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARD BLOG TOUR Gavriel Savit, author of Anna and the Swallow Man  Sydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Teen Readers category  At Book Q&A's with Deborah Kalb  Andrea Davis Pinkney (author), Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher (illustrators) of A Poem for Peter  Sydney Taylor Honor Book in the Older Readers category  At The Book of Life  Debbie Levy and Elizabeth Baddeley, author and illustrator of I Dissent Sydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Younger Readers category  At Ima On and Off the Bima  Joel Ben Izzy, author of Dreidels on the Brain  Sydney Taylor Honor Book in the Older Readers category  At Bildungsroman Adam Gidwitz and Hatem Aly, author and illustrator of The Inquisitor's Tale  Sydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Older Readers category  At The Prosen People   Mi

A Poem for Peter: 2017 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour

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BUY THE BOOK     🕮    A Poem for Peter by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson, is both a biography of Ezra Jack Keats and a love poem to the famous 1962 picture book he created, The Snowy Day . It was named a 2017 Sydney Taylor Honor Book by the Association of Jewish Libraries. ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY Andrea, please talk about what The Snowy Day means to you personally. Did it affect your path to becoming an author yourself? I was born in the inner-city in 1963, the same year Ezra Jack Keats's The Snowy Day won the Caldecott medal. My parents had very limited financial resources, but they purchased that book for their young daughter. I often joke that I slept with The Snowy Day , that I cuddled with it. That's how much comfort that book brought me. It was as special as any pillow. Looking back, I now see that the book's magic -- and its personal appeal to me -- was in its main character Peter, the first African-American child featu

Another Me

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LISTEN TO THE PODCAST     |    BUY THE BOOK     🕮    The Book of Life's Canadian Correspondent Anne Dublin interviews author Eva Wiseman about her historical/paranormal romance for teens, Another Me . The book was a National Jewish Book Award Finalist in the Young Adult category for the Posner 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: facebook.com/bookoflifepodcast  Twitter: @bookoflifepod Support The Book of Life by becoming a patron at Patreon.com/bookoflife Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to bookoflifepodcast@gmail.com or call our voicemail number at 561-206-2473.