Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
It’s been a few months since the JBC hosted the ever-growing Jewish Book Carnival, so we’re excited to be April’s host and set you up with some Pesach reading. See below for some interesting Jewish literary bites from around the web, and be sure to check out HQ for past and future posts.
First time reading a Jewish Book Carnival post? Here’s the scoop: The Jewish Book Carnival is a monthly event where bloggers who blog about Jewish books can meet, read, and comment on each others’ posts. The posts are hosted on one of the participant’s sites on the 15th of each month. To participate in May’s Carnival, be sure to submit your posts to Barbara Krasner at The Whole Megillah blog by May 11th. Email her at: BarbaraKrasner@att.net.
- Heidi Estrin of The Book of Life sits down with National Jewish Book Award winner Ann Stampler (The Rooster Prince of Breslov). Listen here.
- Margo Tanenbaum of The Fourth Musketeer reviews Albert Marrin’s new book Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and its Legacy. Read the review here.
- On My Machberet, Erika Dreifus describes a recent evening she spent attending the latest “Writers on View” event at the Center for Jewish History. This year, Erika reports, poets responded to the exhibition There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a Righteous Grandfather, an installation by artist Sebastian Mendes.
- Erica Silverman writes a post on Emma Lazarus on the Women’s History Month blog. Read more here.
- The Jewish Muse blog interviews the creator of Sammy Spider and the Littlest Books (Passover hook: she has written a children’s haggadah and a few Passover stories). Read “Spiders, Frogs, Oh, My: Author Sylvia Rouss tries to Engage, Comfort Children” here.
- Read about the “Jewish Books Technological (r)Evolution” over at the Jewish Publication Society right here.
- Puppets for Passover from Ann Kofsky! Find them here.
- Sheryl Stahl from Needle in the Bookstacks interviews Dvora Weisberg about her book Levirate Marriage and the Family in Ancient Judaism over here.
- Barbara Krasner from The Whole Megillah reviews Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg: Baseball Pioneer (Shelley Sommer) here and Lipman Pike: America’s First Home Run King (Richard Michelson) here.
- ForwordsBooks has a book list that honors the courage shown by our ancestors as they traveled out of their slavery and into freedom. Read the list here.
- Rayna Eliana reviews A Late Divorce (A.B. Yehoshua) here and The Island Within (Ludwig Lewisohn) here.
- A fun song for Passover from Sylvia Rouss can be found here.
- Rabbi Harvey meets Ilan Stavans on Jbooks.com. Read more here.
- Neil Gaiman in discussion with Paul Levitz (at Symphony Space in NYC) and other events can be found here over at the Jewish Comics blog.
- Amy Meltzer interviews Lesley Simpson (Yuvi’s Candy Tree) here on Homeshuling and discusses Passover Magic (Roni Schotter), out just in time for the holiday, here on Kveller
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