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This episode of The Book of Life, a show about Jewish people and the books we read, features:
- Sarah Darer Littman, winner of the 2006 Sydney Taylor Book Award for Jewish children's literature in the Older Readers Category for the book Confessions of a Closet Catholic
- Andy Rubin, founder of The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band
- Author Erica Silverman and illustrator Mordicai Gerstein, winners of the 2006 Sydney Taylor Book Award for Jewish children's literature in the Younger Readers Category for the book Sholom's Treasure: How Sholom Aleichem Became a Writer
- Jewish Educator Dorothy Herman, sharing a page from her own personal "Book of Life"
The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented each year by the Association of Jewish Libraries to the best in Jewish children's literature.
Background music is provided by The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band.
All books and CD's mentioned on the show may be borrowed from the Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel. Browse our online catalog to reserve books, post a review, or just to look around!