Monday, April 15, 2019

The Length of a String

The Length of a String won a 2019 Sydney Taylor Honor Award in the Older Readers Category. It's a middle grade novel about Imani, an adopted black Jewish girl who wants to learn about her birth parents. When she inherits a Holocaust-era diary from her Jewish great-grandmother, she begins to see family in a whole new way. I spoke to author Elissa Brent Weissman by Skype.



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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Podcast Live Show!

The Book of Life Podcast will host a Live Show in Woodland Hills, California near Los Angeles on June 17, 2019 at 5:30PM as part of the Association of Jewish Libraries 54th Annual Conference. Guests include Joni Sussman of Kar-Ben Publishing and author / illustrator / musician Barney Saltzberg, famous for his book Beautiful Oops. The live show is free! Conference-goers get in automatically. All others must RSVP by June 10th to be admitted. Email for details.