The Whole Megillah is pleased to once again host the monthly Jewish Book Carnival! The Jewish Book Carnival is a monthly roundup of Jewish literary links from across the blogosphere. Sponsored by the Association of Jewish Libraries, it is hosted by a different blog each month and shares book reviews, author interviews, essays, and other blog posts about Jewish books. Visit the Jewish Book Carnival HQ for the upcoming schedule, past Carnivals, and to learn how to participate!
Here are this month’s links:
On The Book of Life podcast, Heidi Rabinowitz interviews Sarah Darer Littman about her YA novel Some Kind of Hate, an expose of antisemitism and radicalization. Listen or read a transcript.
The Association of Jewish Libraries presents “Evaluating Jewish Representation in Children’s Literature: A Guide for Libraries.” This rich resource should be shared with your local public library as well as with the Jewish and non-Jewish book lovers in your life.
The Sydney Taylor Shmooze reviews Jewish kidlit year round. On September 1, volunteer Eva L. Weiss reviewed a unique anthology, Salt & Honey: Jewish Teens on Feminism, Creativity, and Tradition.
This month on Jewish Books for Kids, Barbara Bietz interviews author Sarah Aronson about her delightful new picture book, Brand-New Bubbe.
- On her My Machberet blog, Erika Dreifus routinely compiles news of Jewish literary interest. Here’s one recent post.
At the Rachack Review, Reuven Chaim Klein reviews Lily’s Promise: How I Survived Auschwitz.
- Chava Pinchuck and Life Is Like a Library recommend some books to get ready for the holiday season now that it’s “Elul 5782.”
- Mirta Ines Trupp stopped by Judaica In the Spotlight for a quick author’s interview.
- Batya Medad at A Jewish Grandmother reviewed 100 Life Lessons I’ve Learned So You Don’t Have To by Rosaly Saltsman. It’s a cross between a memoir and a self-help book. Sometimes we have to be reminded to take things easily. It teaches us a very Jewish way of looking at life.
- In August, Jill at Rhapsody in Books reviewed A Visit to Moscow by Anna Olswanger with lovely illustrations by Yevgenia Nayberg. This short book is an engrossing graphic novel about a 1965 visit by a rabbi to the USSR in order to assess the situation of Soviet Jewry.
- This month on gilagreenwrites author Alex Pearl shares his adventures in making a book trailer.