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Open Road Media's Ebooks for Jewish American Heritage Month

Monday, May 13, 2013 | Permalink
by Jackie Anzaroot

May is National Jewish American Heritage Month, a whole month dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness for the cultural and societal impact of Jews in America.

If you’re looking to catch up on Jewish American history this month, you are in luck. We’ve put together here a handy list of titles for you to check out full of biographies and books about Jews in American pop culture.

You’ll find several biographies of culturally significant Jewish Americans, such as actor/filmmaker Woody Allen, composer George Gershwin, playwright David Mamet and singer Leonard Cohen and other books about the sociology of Seinfeld, the history of American Yiddish theater and Jews in the music industry.

You can also take advantage of Open Road Media’s current sale on ebooks, curated specifically for Jewish American Heritage Month. The sale will continue until May 15th and features fifty ebooks written by Jewish American authors in the genres of Jewish fiction, culture and philosophy.

If you’re looking for a new engrossing read, check out some of their stellar fiction titles such as Michael Chabon’s Wonder Boys and Mary Glickman’s One More River, which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 2011.

For a meatier, informative read check out Howard Fast’s classic The Jews: Story of a People or for something a bit more emotional and controversial, they’re also offering William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice.

You can't go wrong with any of this picks, so take advantage of it while it’s still going on.