Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Sweet New Year

Stacey Ballis’ newest book, Good Enough to Eat, will be available September 7th. Check back all week for more delicious posts from Stacey for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning’s Author Blog series.
When people ask me what I love most about being Jewish, the images flash before my eyes. Continue reading here.

International Read Comics in Public Day

Posted by Dani Crickman

Tomorrow, August 28th, is International Read Comics in Public Day, and we hope you’re as eager to take to the streets, book in hand, as we are. Continue reading here.

Baxter the Pig: The Simple Son

Earlier this week Laurel Snyder blogged on writing a book about inclusion and diversity and the job of being Jewish. She is the author of the picture book Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher.
Once I saw David Goldin’s wonderful pictures of Baxter, I immediately fell in love with the little pig. Then I began to imagine where his further adventures might take him. But trying to write a sequel actually feels pretty difficult to me. Continue reading here.

The big reveal–the list of 2010-2011 Jewish Book NETWORK authors is now posted

Posted by Miri Pomerantz Dauber
Every year, through our Jewish Book NETWORK program, we make shidduchs between over 200 recently published authors and Jewish book programs around the country and help arrange tours for these amazing authors. Continue reading here.

How to Make Peace in the Middle East in Six Months or Less Without Leaving Your Apartment

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

We just received the finished copy of Gregory Levey‘s How to Make Peace in the Middle East in Six Months or Less: Without Leaving Your Apartment…great cover! Continue reading here.

J Lit Links

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

J Lit Links from around town..

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The Job of Being Jewish

On Monday, Laurel Snyder blogged on writing a book about inclusion and diversity. She is the author of the picture book Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher. She will be blogging all this week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning’s Author Blog series.
For a long time I’ve wanted to write about Baxter’s dedication, which reads: “This book is dedicated to Jerry Sorokin, who offered me a place at the table. But also, this book is dedicated to anyone who ever felt excluded in any way. Which is to say, this book is dedicated to everyone.” Continue reading here