What's new in Jewish books for adults? Follow me around the 2008 Book Expo America conference to listen in on publishers and authors talking about their new and forthcoming titles!
This series includes four episodes: In Part 1 we heard about Jewish pictures books. Part 2 was about Jewish books for older kids and teens. Part 3 featured Jewish literature for adults. This final episode in the series, Part 4, is about books (for all ages) relating to the Holocaust.
Part 4 also includes a non-Holocaust-related palate cleanser: an interview with the Jewish Publication Society that was accidentally left out of Part 3 (sorry, JPS!).
Next time we'll return to our regular format of more in-depth interviews, but I do want to know YOUR preferences. Do you prefer the regular half-hour shows that includes multiple interviews? Or would you rather have shorter, single-interview episodes? Post a comment, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or take the survey in the sidebar here at bookoflifepodcast.com.
PART 4: Books about the Holocaust
Second Story Press
The Diary of Laura's Twin by Kathy Kacer
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
T4 by Ann Clare Lezotte
The Road to Rescue: The Untold Story of Schindler's List by Mietek Pemper
Isaac's Torah: Concerning the Life of Isaac Jacob Blumenfeld Through Two World Wars, Three Concentration Camps, and Five Motherlands by Angel Wagenstein
Good-Bye Marianne: A Story of Growing Up in Nazi Germany by Irene Watts, illustrated by Kathryn Shoemaker (graphic novel version)
The Anne Frank Story: How Simon Wiesenthal Proved It True by Susan Goldman Rubin, illustrated by Bill Farnsworth
Academy Chicago Publishers
Album of the Damned: Snapshots from the Third Reich by Paul Garson
Angel Girl by Laurie Friedman, illustrated by Ofra Amit
Jewish Publication Society
An Introduction to Islam for Jews by Reuven Firestone
From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books by Arie Kaplan
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