Monday, May 07, 2007
The Book of Life Plays Ball
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In this episode of The Book of Life, a show about Jewish people and the books we read, we celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month by focusing on America's favorite pastime: baseball!
> We'll talk to Carol Matas, author of the middle-grade historical novel Play Ball.
> We meet Aviva Kempner, the independent filmmaker behind the documentary The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg.
> During our seventh-inning stretch, we take a break to "say Chai" in celebration of our 18th episode. Thanks to all our listeners who sent in greetings!
> Fellow podcasters Andrea & Mark of Just One More Book review the picture book Across the Alley for us.
> Finally we speak to the author of Across the Alley, Richard Michelson. Rich is also the owner of the R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, MA.
Baseball-themed music in this episode includes Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Yiddish Version) performed by Henry Sapoznik and Baseball Blues performed by George Winston. Both recordings are from the CD Diamond Cuts: Bottom of the Fifth, and were used by permission of Hungry for Music. This nonprofit organization uses music to inspire underprivileged children (and others) by bringing positive musical and creative experiences into their lives.
Our regular background music is provided by The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band.
Most books, videos, or 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!