Monday, April 15, 2024

Jewish Book Carnival


Welcome to the April Jewish Book Carnival, where we gather links from folks in the Jewish book world- librarians, authors, booksellers, and more, to create community and share our work and writing.

The carnival was started by Heidi Rabinowitz and myself to build community among bloggers and blogs who feature Jewish books. It runs every month on the 15th (or close to the 15th when it falls on Shabbat).

Author Talia Carner shared her PBS TV interview about THE BOY WITH THE STAR TATTOO, which was recently published by William Morrow & Company.
Bluma Lange shared her Substack post Hirsch Lekert: One Jew Is Enough:History, Myth, Religion and the Personal, from her ongoing Substack on Yiddish literature. Check it out and be sure to subscribe for free.
On her blog Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb, Deborah interviewed Beth Kander about her children's picture book DO NOT EAT THIS BOOK!

A Jewish Grandmother considers Gilgul I: Rededication very suitable especially now that Israel has been at war for its very survival. Gilgul I: Re-dedication is full of magic and mysticism, just perfect for today.
On Jewish Books for Kids and More, Barbara Bietz interviews Frank Baker about his graphic novel, illustrated by Tim Ogline, WE SURVIVED THE HOLOCAUST: THE BLUMA AND FELIX GOLDBERG STORY (Imagine and Wonder, 2022).
On The Book of Life Podcast, Heidi Rabinowitz interviews April Powers, VP of DEI at Project Shema, the organization for which The Artists Against Antisemitism raised  over $100k. April dissects antisemitism and talks about how the book world can fight back. She also explains the 2021 SCBWI antisemitism statement incident.

On The Sydney Taylor Shmooze mock award blog, Elizabeth Suneby reviews A Feather, a Pebble, a Shell by Miri-Leshem Pelly, a picture book about the natural landscape of Israel, described as "a breath of fresh air."

The Association of Jewish Libraries recently published its Spring 2024 Holiday Highlights list of the best children's books about Jewish holidays, published during this spring season.

Life is Like a Library reviews Tikva Frymer-Kensky's posthumously published Wisdom from the Witch of Endor: Four Rules for Living:
On her My Machberet blog, Erika Dreifus routinely compiles news of Jewish literary interest. Here's one recent post.


1 comment:

Batya said...

Thanks so much for including my review of Gilgul.