The Book of Life: Jewish people and the books we read: Episodes

Sylvia Rouss, Mira Reisberg, Joni Sussman and Ann Stampler spoke at the 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries conference on a panel responding to the Pew study "A Portrait of Jewish Americans" - and it all boils down to diversity.
An interview with Laurel Snyder and Catia Chen, author and illustrator of The Longest Night, an award-winning picture book that retells the story of the Exodus from a child's point of view.
An interview with Donna Jo Napoli about her novel STORM, which takes place on Noah's Ark.
An interview with author Neal Bascomb about The Nazi Hunters, which won the 2014 Sydney Taylor Book Award.
Interviews with authors Helaine Becker and Yael Zoldan, from the Seminar on Jewish Story 2014.
Interviews about new Jewish titles with Charlesbridge, Image Comics, and Dundurn at Book Expo 2014.
Interview from Book Expo 2014 with Jacqueline Jules and Durga Yael Bernhardt, author and illustrator of the picture book Never Say a Mean Word Again. A powerful story of conflict resolution.
An interview with author Sally Wiener Grotta about her novel Jo Joe.
An interview with Judy Petsonk about her historical novel, Queen of the Jews, based on the life of Queen Salome Alexandra.
Author Debra Winegarten and oral historian Josh Parshall talk about the Jewish experience of living in Texas.

Karen Propp discusses her work in progress, a story of Jewish female swimming champs in Europe during WWII. The unpublished work won the 2013 Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award.

An interview with conference organizer Barbara Krasner about the Seminar on Jewish Story taking place May 18, 2014 in NYC.
An interview with Jewish Comix Anthology editor Steven Bergson.
An interview with Louise Borden, author of His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg, winner of the 2013 Sydney Taylor Book Award.
An interview with author Linda Glaser and illustrator Adam Gustavson, creators of picture book Hannah's Way which won the 2013 Sydney Taylor Book Award.

The Book of Life's Canadian Correspondent, Anne Dublin, interviews author Sharon McKay, winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award.

A conversation with Laurel Snyder, author and outside-the-box thinker in the world of Jewish kidlit.
An interview with Maggie Anton, author of Rav Hisda's Daughter.
Interview with Deborah Heiligman, author of the teen novel INTENTIONS, which won the 2013 Sydney Taylor Book Award.

The Albert Whitman Company comes out with a Jewish picture book or two almost every year. Here's a show-floor interview with Marketing Director Michelle Bayuk from ALA 2012 about two of their recent Jewish-interest picture books: The Wooden Sword: A Jewish folktale from Afghanistan by Ann Redisch Stampler, ...
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