Lisa and guest Heidi Rabinowitz discuss Joyful Jewish books. Heidi was on the show on March 23, 2022, for The Boy In the Striped Pajamas episode.
Heidi runs The Book of Life Podcast, a podcast about Jewish kid literature. She has been the Director of the Feldman Children’s Library at Congregation B’nai Israel of Boca Raton, Florida since 1998.
Heidi participates in the Sydney Taylor Shmooze, mock award blog. She has served as a member and chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee and a member of the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award committee.
For alternative titles that represent Jewish joy, here are some of Heidi’s suggestions.
And here’s a blog post about how people can support Jewish children’s literature.
Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero by E. Lockhart
The Unfinished Corner by Dani Colman. Here’s a link to The Book of Life Podcast on The Unfinished Corner
All-Of-A-Kind Family Uptown by Sydney Taylor
Aviva Vs the Dybbuk by Mari Lowe and her website describe more about the reason she wrote the book.
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