Showing posts from February, 2021

Ezra's Big Shabbat Question

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST    |    READ THE TRANSCRIPT    |    BUY BOOKS     🕮    Aviva Brown is the author of Ezra's BIG Shabbat Question and Not Now, Mara! These picture books portray Jewish children of color without making a big deal about it, something we don't see often enough in kidlit. Listen to Aviva as she talks about her inspiration, about self publishing, and about winning Mother of the Year Award for the state of North Carolina. LEARN MORE: Aviva Brown's website Mother of the Year Award 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: Twitter: @bookoflifepod Support the Podcast: Shop or Donate Your feedback is welcome! Please write to or leave a voicemail at 561-206-2473.

Jewish Book Carnival: February 2021

The Jewish Book Carnival is a monthly roundup of Jewish literary links from across the blogosphere. Sponsored by the Association of Jewish Libraries, it is hosted by a different blog each month and shares book reviews, author interviews, essays, and other blog posts about Jewish books. Visit the Jewish Book Carnival HQ for the upcoming schedule, past Carnivals, and to learn how to participate!    Here on The Book of Life , I am pleased to share my interview with Rebecca Levitan, chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee, about the 2021 award winning titles! The Association of Jewish Libraries organized a Blog Tour for the winners of the 2021 Sydney Taylor Book Award! See the schedule and follow the links to the various interviews. You can also read about the AJL Fiction Award winners for adult literature. On The Sydney Taylor Shmooze , the mock award blog for the Sydney Taylor Book Award, we've got a review of Esther Didn't Dream of Being Queen by Allison Ofanansky