Showing posts from December, 2021

Holiday Heroes

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST     |    READ THE TRANSCRIPT     |    BUY LEE'S BOOK     |    BUY JEFF'S BOOK     🕮    For this episode I've paired Red and Green and Blue and White by Lee Wind with The Christmas Mitzvah by Jeff Gottesfeld. These two 2021 holiday picture books are both based on true stories of allyship and they have a lovely synergy.  These two fine people have been Book of Life guests before: You may remember Jeff from February 2020 when he told us about No Steps Behind: Beate Sirota Gordon's Battle for Women's Rights in Japan , and Lee from the June 2020 "Through the Window" diversity exchange episode, when we learned more about queer kidlit. Their new books really uphold the spirit of the holiday season with beautiful stories of bridge-building. The Book of Life now has an AJL "sister podcast," Nice Jewish Books, a show about Jewish fiction for adults, hosted by my friend and fellow librarian Sheryl Stahl. Listen past the credits