I'm so pleased to host this month's Jewish Book Carnival. I find this graphic of Jewish book covers an ideal visual to accompany this must-review list of Jewish author interviews and news. Thank you Jewish Book World for putting it together! The Jewish Book Carnival is a monthly event where bloggers who blog about Jewish books can meet, read and comment on each others' posts. Read more about it here.
There's so much to cover this month, let's get started:
At Life Is Like a Library, we are enjoying the tradition of studying Pirkei Avos on Sabbath afternoons and finding the teachings both timeless and timely.
In May, Jill at Rhapsody in Books reviewed "Write On, Irving Berlin!" written by Leslie Kimmelman for children. The book recounts Berlin's experience as a Jewish immigrant in America, and his success at song-writing in spite of resistance over his Jewishness. It is a bonus that children will learn the background of some of the music they love.
The Book of Life Podcast features an interview with Gail Carson Levine, author of A Ceiling Made of Eggshells, a middle grade historical novel of the Spanish Inquisition.
On her blog, Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb, Deborah interviewed Marjorie Sandor about her new novel, The Secret Music at Tordesillas.