Margo Tanenbaum Margo's Comments (member since Aug 29, 2010)


Margo's comments from the Jewish Book Carnival group.

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Introductions? (89 new)
Feb 26, 2011 08:17AM

34560 I forgot to put my introduction--I'm a library science student with San Jose State University, a mid-life career switch for me from many years in fundraising at colleges. I started blogging last year at The Fourth Musketeer (http://fourthmusketeer.blogspot.com); my blog specializes in reviewing historical fiction for young people, and I review quite a few (but not exclusively) Jewish themed titles. I was also excited this year to participate in the Sydney Taylor Award blog tour, interviewing Morris Gleitzman, whose Holocaust novel Once (although he doesn't like that term, he calls it a friendship novel) was one of the most moving--and unusual-- I've ever read. It made me laugh as well as cry!
Introductions? (89 new)
Feb 26, 2011 08:13AM

34560 I want to second Charles' comments about Anya's War--you can check out my review on Goodreads here. I also interviewed the author, Andrea Alban, on my blog: here is the link:
http://fourthmusketeer.blogspot.com/2...

The book is based on her own father's history as a Shanghai Jew, and the interview was fascinating!

Also, I'm looking forward to OyMG!
Fall Releases? (6 new)
Aug 29, 2010 10:20AM

34560 It's a YA release, but I really recommend Annexed, by Sharon Dogar. I will be reviewing it on my blog The Fourth Musketeer, on September 8 (the book comes out in the US in October). She retells the story of Anne Frank from the perspective of Peter Van Pels, who was the teenage boy who hid in the attic with the Franks.


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