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Coronavirus Series Changes Format

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Our special series, Books in the Time of Coronavirus, has proven to be quite popular. Between March 26-April 29, 2020 we posted ten episodes in the series. Authors whose spring promotional events were cancelled shared their books, their inspiration, and their tikkun olam suggestions with us. We heard from authors of books for children and adults, fiction and nonfiction, poetry, short story, and memoir.  As of May 2020, we are returning to our regularly scheduled programming of in-depth audio interviews with creators of Jewish kidlit. Any subsequent entries in the series will be published in written format on The Book of Life blog at www.bookoflifepodcast.com . If you are an author of a spring 2020 Jewish book and you would like to participate, please fill out this interview form . You can listen to the 10 audio episodes in the Coronavirus series here: 1. No Entry by Gila Green (YA fiction) 2. Worse and Worse on Noah's Ark by Leslie Kimmelman (picture book) 3. Welcomi

We Need Diverse Jewish and Muslim Books: A Conversation

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I am so pleased that my August 2019 interview with Sadaf Siddique, Sister Religion/Sister Kidlit has grown up to be an article in March/April issue of The Horn Book Magazine! It's called We Need Diverse Jewish and Muslim Books: A Conversation because Sadaf and I interviewed each other, continuing the discussion we began on the podcast and recommending Jewish and Muslim titles for all readers. The Horn Book is a distinguished children's literature review journal established in 1924, so I am more than honored to have my name within its pages. READ THE ARTICLE HERE Our conversation was followed by a recommended reading list of Jewish/Muslim interfaith kidlit. I've included that list below, with Book of Life affiliate links to Indiebound or Bookshop.org if available. Any purchases you make will benefit the podcast. Recommended Interfaith Books    The following titles present interfaith Muslim-Jewish friendships. For the additional booklists discussed in thi

Parenting on a Prayer (Books in the Time of Coronavirus)

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LISTEN TO THE PODCAST     |     READ THE TRANSCRIPT     |    BUY THE BOOK     ๐Ÿ•ฎ    In response to the pandemic, The Book of Life is hosting a special series, Books in the Time of Coronavirus . Authors or illustrators of new Jewish books, whose promotional events have been cancelled due to quarantine, are invited to promote their books on the podcast. Author Amy Grossblatt Pessah discusses her guide Parenting on a Prayer : Ancient Jewish Secrets for Raising Modern Children.   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 Discussion Group: Jewish Kidlit Mavens Facebook Page: facebook.com/bookoflifepodcast      Twitter: @bookoflifepod   Support the Podcast: Ways to Donate    Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to bookoflifepodcast@gmail.com or call our voicemail number at 561-206-2473.

Gluskin Family History: Strategies and Methods of Jewish Genealogy (Books in the Time of Coronavirus)

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LISTEN TO THE PODCAST     |    READ THE TRANSCRIPT    |     BUY THE BOOK     ๐Ÿ•ฎ    In response to the pandemic, The Book of Life is hosting a special series, Books in the Time of Coronavirus . Authors or illustrators of new Jewish books, whose promotional events have been cancelled due to quarantine, are invited to promote their books on the podcast. David B. Levy shares his family genealogical work Gluskin Family History , published through Lulu. This is volume 7 in his series of ten books on librarianship and Jewish topics. CREDITS : Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel   Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band     Facebook Discussion Group: Jewish Kidlit Mavens Facebook Page: facebook.com/bookoflifepodcast      Twitter: @bookoflifepod   Support the Podcast: Ways to Donate    Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to bookoflifepodcast@gmail.com or call our voicemail number at 561-206-2473.

Beyond the Ghetto Gates (Books in the Time of Coronavirus)

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LISTEN TO THE PODCAST     |    READ THE TRANSCRIPT    |     BUY THE BOOK     ๐Ÿ•ฎ    In response to the pandemic, The Book of Life is hosting a special series, Books in the Time of Coronavirus . Authors or illustrators of new Jewish books, whose promotional events have been cancelled due to quarantine, are invited to promote their books on the podcast. Michelle Cameron shares her adult historical novel, Beyond the Ghetto Gates , published by She Writes Press. CREDITS: Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel   Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band Facebook Discussion Group: Jewish Kidlit Mavens Facebook Page: facebook.com/bookoflifepodcast      Twitter: @bookoflifepod   Support the Podcast: Ways to Donate    Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to bookoflifepodcast@gmail.com or call our voicemail number at 561-206-2473. 

All the Horrors of War (Books in the Time of Coronavirus)

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LISTEN TO THE PODCAST     |    READ THE TRANSCRIPT     |    BUY THE BOOK     ๐Ÿ•ฎ    In response to the pandemic, The Book of Life is hosting a special series, Books in the Time of Coronavirus . Authors or illustrators of new Jewish books, whose promotional events have been cancelled due to quarantine, are invited to promote their books on the podcast. Bernice Lerner shares her family history, All the Horrors of War: A Jewish Girl, A British Doctor, and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen , published by Johns Hopkins University Press.  And a big shout-out to Dianne Siekmann for becoming a monthly Book of Life supporter on Patreon.com/BookofLife .Thanks, Dianne! CREDITS:   Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel    Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band   Facebook Discussion Group: Jewish Kidlit Mavens   Facebook Page: facebook.com/bookoflifepodcast      Twitter: @bookoflifepod   Support the Podcast: Ways to Donate    Your feedback

Birthright (Books in the Time of Coronavirus)

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LISTEN TO THE PODCAST      |    READ THE TRANSCRIPT     |    BUY THE BOOK     ๐Ÿ•ฎ    In response to the pandemic, The Book of Life is hosting a special series, Books in the Time of Coronavirus . Authors or illustrators of new Jewish books, whose promotional events have been cancelled due to quarantine, are invited to promote their books on the podcast. Erika Dreifus shares her poetry collection Birthright , published by Kelsay Books. A portion of the proceeds from sales of Birthright is being donated to Sefaria to support its “free, ever-growing library of Jewish texts.” CREDITS: Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel   Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band Facebook Discussion Group: Jewish Kidlit Mavens Facebook Page: facebook.com/bookoflifepodcast      Twitter: @bookoflifepod   Support the Podcast: Ways to Donate    Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to bookoflifepodcast@gmail.com or call our voice

Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes (Books in the Time of Coronavirus)

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LISTEN TO THE PODCAST      |    READ THE TRANSCRIPT     |    BUY THE BOOK     ๐Ÿ•ฎ    In response to the pandemic, The Book of Life is hosting a special series, Books in the Time of Coronavirus . Authors or illustrators of new Jewish books, whose promotional events have been cancelled due to quarantine, are invited to promote their books on the podcast. Jeremy Benstein shares his nonfiction adult book Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes: A Tribal Language in a Global World , published by Behrman House. CREDITS: Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel   Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band Facebook Discussion Group: Jewish Kidlit Mavens Facebook Page: facebook.com/bookoflifepodcast      Twitter: @bookoflifepod   Support the Podcast: Ways to Donate    Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to bookoflifepodcast@gmail.com or call our voicemail number at 561-206-2473. 

You Are Not What We Expected (Books in the Time of Coronavirus)

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LISTEN TO THE PODCAST     |    READ THE TRANSCRIPT      |    BUY THE BOOK     ๐Ÿ•ฎ    In response to the pandemic, The Book of Life is hosting a special series, Books in the Time of Coronavirus . Authors or illustrators of new Jewish books, whose promotional events have been cancelled due to quarantine, are invited to promote their books on the podcast. Sidura Ludwig shares her adult short story collection, You Are Not What We Expected , from House of Anansi Press. CREDITS: Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel   Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band Facebook Discussion Group: Jewish Kidlit Mavens Facebook Page: facebook.com/bookoflifepodcast      Twitter: @bookoflifepod   Support the Podcast: Ways to Donate    Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to bookoflifepodcast@gmail.com or call our voicemail number at 561-206-2473. 

Welcoming Elijah (Books in the Time of Coronavirus)

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LISTEN TO THE PODCAST      |    READ THE TRANSCRIPT     |    BUY THE BOOK     ๐Ÿ•ฎ    In response to the pandemic, The Book of Life is hosting a special series, Books in the Time of Coronavirus . Authors or illustrators of new Jewish books, whose promotional events have been cancelled due to quarantine, are invited to promote their books on the podcast. Leslรฉa Newman shares her picture book Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail from Charlesbridge.  And a big shout-out to Tziporah Cohen for becoming a monthly Book of Life supporter on Patreon.com/BookofLife . Thanks, Tzippy!   CREDITS: Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel   Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band Facebook Discussion Group: Jewish Kidlit Mavens Facebook Page: facebook.com/bookoflifepodcast      Twitter: @bookoflifepod   Support the Podcast: Ways to Donate    Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to bookoflifepodcast@gmail.com o