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The Book of Life is an interview-format podcast about Jewish kidlit, mostly, with occasional coverage of YA/adult books, music, film and web,  established in December 2005. Host Heidi Rabinowitz is a Judaica librarian at Congregation B'nai Israel of Boca Raton, FL, and the podcast reveals the backstory of materials that might be found in a synagogue library like Heidi's. As director of the Feldman Children's Library at B'nai Israel, Heidi focuses on material aimed at youth, but the podcast does cover a range of subject matter for all ages. If you are a creator of Jewish books, music, film, or web content, please see our submission guidelines.

May 10, 2021

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May is Jewish American Heritage Month and Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. We celebrate both on The Book of Life by talking to Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang, co-authors of This Is Just a Test and Not Your All-American Girl, a pair of middle grade novels set in the 1980's that feature a Jewish Chinese American family.

I also want to take this opportunity to welcome new Patreon patron Erica Lyons, a listener who lives in Hong Kong and is raising a child who is both Chinese and Jewish. If you'd like to join Erica in supporting the podcast, please visit patreon.com/bookoflife.

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NEWS: PODCAST LIVE SHOW!

The Book of Life is doing a free virtual Live Show on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:00PM Eastern Time, presented in partnership with the Jewish Grandparents Network Family Room Initiative. Guests will be Esther Safran Foer, the matriarch of a prominent literary family and author of I Want You to Know We’re Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir, joined by her teenage granddaughter Sadie.

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