September Jewish Book Carnival

Shana Tova, Friends!

What better way to kick off the New Year than some terrific reading. Here are the links for this month’s Jewish Book Carnival:

Over at The Book of Life podcast learn about the new picture book American Golem: the New Adventures of an Old World Mud Monster by Marc Lumer (Apples & Honey Press), an entertaining take on the immigrant experience. You can hear it here:

Over on the My Machberet blog, Erika Dreifus posts weekly “Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links.” Here’s one recent example, with an emphasis on new (and not-so-new) Jewish literature in English translation.

Deborah Kalb interviews a wide variety of authors on her book blog, Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb. Here’s a recent interview she did with Tom Seigel about his new novel, The Astronaut’s Son.

Barbara Krasner at The Whole Megillah | The Writer’s Resource for Jewish Story interviews Anna Levine about her stunning new picture book, All Eyes on Alexandra (Kar-Ben, 2018). Author’s Notebook | All Eyes on Alexandra by Anna Levine

Jill at Legal Legacy [] reviewed The Pity of It All by Amos Elon: A Portrait of the German Jewish Epoch 1743 – 1933 [], an excellent, moving history of Jewry in the era in Germany immediately preceding the rise of Hitler.

Over at her other blog, Rhapsody in Books [] she reviewed The Language of Angels: A Story About the Reinvention of Hebrew by Richard Michelson [].  This book for young children tells the story of the creation of modern Hebrew in the new state of Israel.

Here on Jewish Books for Kids, I interview with Chava Ben Zvi about her moving memoir, We Who Lived.

Wishing everyone a healthy, happy year filled with friends, family, and good books!


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