May 7, 2007
The Book of Life celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month (May) with a focus on baseball! We hear from 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. We take a break to "say Chai" in celebration of our 18th episode. Then we hear a book review of Across the Alley from fellow podcasters Andrea & Mark of Just One More Book. Finally we speak to the author of Across the Alley, Richard Michelson. Baseball themed-music in this episode provided by hungryformusic.com; our regular background music provided by freilachmakers.com. The Book of Life is sponsored in part by the Association of Jewish Libraries, jewishlibraries.org. Visit the podcast webpage at jewishbooks.blogspot.com.