Coronavirus Series Changes Format

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 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. Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail by Lesléa Newman (picture book)
4. You Are Not What We Expected by Sidura Ludwig (short stories)
5. Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes: A Tribal Language in a Global World by Jeremy Benstein (nonfiction)
6. Birthright by Erika Dreifus (poetry)
7. All the Horrors of War: A Jewish Girl, a British Doctor, and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen by Bernice Lerner (memoir)
8. Beyond the Ghetto Gates by Michelle Cameron (adult historical fiction)
9. Gluskin Family History: Strategies and Methods of Jewish Genealogy by David B. Levy (nonfiction)
10. Parenting on a Prayer: Ancient Jewish Secrets for Raising Modern Children by Amy Grossblatt Pessah (nonfiction)

If you'd like your own copy of any of these books, please visit The Book of Life's affiliate page at to support the podcast and independent bookstores.


Barbara Bietz said…

What a lovely interview! Gail is as interesting and inspiring as I had imagined. I can't wait to read A Ceiling Made Of Eggshells. Thanks so much.