Book Review Index


Please note that this index does not link to the full text of the book reviews.
Digital copies of AJL Reviews are available back to the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of the AJL Newsletter.
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Title Author/Editor Series Publisher Year Issue P Review Authorsort ascending
As Long as the Candle Burns, The Memoir of Chana Bunim Rubin Ausubel Ausubel, Chana Bunim Rubin Mazo Publishers 2015 S/O 2016 14 Freiband, Susan
The Four Corners of the World, Stories Nadelson, Scott Engine Books 2018 N/D 2018 36 Freiband, Susan
Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories Lempel, Blume, Cassedy, Ellen, Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron Dryad Press 2016 N/D 2016 24-25 Dwoskin, Beth
Why Evolution Matters: a Jewish Approach. Rutman, Joel Yehudah Vallentine Mitchell 2014 N/D 2015 30 Dwoskin, Beth
Ten (CD) Kroke Oriente Musik 2015 N/D 2016 26 Dwoskin, Beth
Ten (CD) Kroke Oriente Musik 2015 N/D 2016 26 Dwoskin, Beth
YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture: Scholarship for the Yiddish Nation Kuznitz, Cecile Esther Cambridge University Press 2014 N/D 2015 24 Dwoskin, Beth
Ganovim-Lider Schikker wi Lot, Lehman, Shmuel Danzone 2016 N/D 2016 26 Dwoskin, Beth
Lingering Bilingualism: Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures in Contact Brenner, Naomi Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art Syracuse University Press 2016 S/O 2016 2 Dwoskin, Beth
Poetry of Yehuda Amichai Amichai, Yehuda, Alter, Robert Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015 M/J 2016 39 Dwoskin, Beth
Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary Imagination Casteel, Sarah Phillips Literature Now Columbia University Press 2016 S/O 2016 4 Dwoskin, Beth
My Blue Piano Lasker-Schuler, Else, Haxton, Brooks Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art Syracuse University Press 2015 M/J 2016 33 Dwoskin, Beth
Genealogy and the Librarian: Perspectives on Research, Instruction, Outreach, and Management Smallwood, Carol, Gubnitskaia, Vera McFarland 2018 N/D 2018 33 Dwoskin, Beth
Three Early Modern Hebrew Scholars on the Mysteries of Song Harran, Don (Studies in Jewish HIstory and Culture; 47 Brill 2015 N/D 2015 21 Dwoskin, Beth
Uprooted: How 3,000 of Jewish Civilization in the Arab World Vanished Overnight Julius, Lyn Valentine Mitchell 2018 M/J 2019 31 Dwoskin, Beth
Farewell, Aleppo: My Father, My People, and Their Long Journey Home Sutton, Claudette E. Terra Nova Books 2014 N/D 2015 35 Dwoskin, Beth
Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987. Hellerstein, Kathryn Stanford University Press 2014 N/D 14 22 Dwoskin, Beth
Hershele, a Jewish Love Story Dinezon, Jacob, Peppler, Jane Jewish Storytetter Press 2016 N/D 2016 24 Dwoskin, Beth
Jewish Women Writers in Britain Valman, Nadia Wayne State University Press 2014 N/D 2015 38 Dwoskin, Beth
A Collection of Poems for Children in Yiddish Steinbarg, Eliezer Tsur-ot 2013 F/M14 15-16 Dublin, Anne
The Jewish Parrot and Other Judeo-Spanish Tales Azar, François Lior Press 2014 M/J 15 9 Dublin, Anne
Sing-Along Alef Bet Zasloff, Doni Apples and Honey Press 2016 M/J 2016 14-15 Dublin, Anne
The Girl in the Torch Sharenow, Robert Harper Collins 2015 N/D 2015 4 Dublin, Anne
Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause Patterson, James, Johnson, Beverly Jimmy Patterson Books 2019 N/D 2019 13 Dublin, Anne
Audacity Crowder, Melanie Philomel 2015 M/J 2016 2 Dublin, Anne
Fleabrain Loves Franny Rocklin, Joanne Amulet 2014 M/J 15 3-4 Dublin, Anne
The Safest Lie Cerrito, Angela Holiday House 2015 F/M 16 35 Dublin, Anne
Family with Two Front Doors, The Ciddor, Anna Kar Ben 2018 M/J 2018 11 Dublin, Anne
I Lived on Butterfly Hill Agosin, Marjorie, White, Lee, O'Conner, E.M. Simon & Schuster 2014 N/D14 1 Dublin, Anne
Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Patterson, James, Grabenstein, Chris, Johnson, Bev Jimmy Patterson Books 2018 N/D 2018 11 Dublin, Anne
The War Within These Walls Sax, Aline Eerdmans 2013 F/M14 2 Dublin, Anne
Avi for President Koffsky, Ann D. Menucha 2018 M/J 2019 7 Dublin, Anne
My Yiddish Vacation Skye, Ione Henry Holt S/O 14 48 Dublin, Anne
Oif Der Aleph-Bais Shif Altein, Chani Hachai 2014 M/J 15 18 Dublin, Anne
Goldie Takes a Stand: Golda Meir’s First Crusade. Krasner, Barbara Kar-Ben 2014 N/D 14 2 Dublin, Anne
Liesl’s Ocean Rescue Krasner, Barbara Gihon River Press 2014 M/J 15 11 Dublin, Anne
Someday We Will Fly DeWoskin, Rachel Viking 2019 N/D 2019 15 Dublin, Anne
An Unlikely Ballerina Goddu, Krystyna Poray, Cosei Kawa Kar Ben 2018 N/D 2018 7-8 Dublin, Anne
What We Did for Love: Resistance, Heartbreak, Betrayal Farrant, Natasha Enslow S/O14 41 Dublin, Anne
Massacre in Munich: How Terrorists Changed the Olympics and the World Nardo, Don Captured Sports History series Capstone 2016 N/D 2016 8 Dublin, Anne
Stone Angel Yolen, Jane Philomel Books 2015 M/J 2016 11 Dublin, Anne
Miriam’s Secret Waldman, Debby Orca 2017 M/J 2018 13 Dublin, Anne
Everybody Says Shalom Kimmelman, Leslie Random House 2015 S/O 2015 34 Dublin, Anne
Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story about Knitting and Love. Edwards, Michelle, Karas, G. Brian Schwartz and Wade/Random House 2016 N/D 2016 10 Dublin, Anne
The Short Seller Weissman, Elissa Brent Atheneum 2013 F/M14 5-6 Dublin, Anne
A Promise Stitched in Time Kosinski, Colleen Rowan Schiffer Publishing 2018 M/J 2019 10 Dublin, Anne
The Sound of Applause Greene, Jacqueline Dembar American Girl Series American Girl Publishing 2014 S/O 2015 29-30 Dublin, Anne
Lights, Camera, Rebecca! Greene, Jacqueline Dembar American Girl Series American Girl Publishing 2014 S/O 2015 29-30 Dublin, Anne
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales Gelfand, Shoshana Boyd Barefoot Books 2013 F/M14 1 Dublin, Anne
The Cricket and the Ant: A Shabbat Story Ben-Gur, Naomi, Kober, Shahar Kar-Ben 2016 S/O 2016 39 Dublin, Anne
Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles Adler, David A. Apples and Honey Press 2015 N/D 2015 1 Dublin, Anne
The Glow of the Spotlight: My Journey with Rebecca Greene, Jacqueline Dembar American Girl Series American Girl Publishing 2014 S/O 2015 29-30 Dublin, Anne
Gal Gadot: Soldier, Model, Wonder Woman. Sherman, Jill Gateway Biographies Lerner 2018 M/J 2018 9 Dublin, Anne
My Name is Aviva Newman, Leslea Kar-Ben 2015 S/O 2015 36 Dublin, Anne
Somewhere There is Still a Sun: A Memoir of the Holocaust Gruenberg, Michael, Hasak-Lowy, Todd Aladdin 2015 F/M 16 33 Dublin, Anne
Another Me Wiseman, Eva Tundra 2016 S/O 2016 34 Dublin, Anne
The Parakeet Named Dreidel Singer, Isaac Bashevis, Berkson, Suzanne Raphael Farrar Straus Giroux 2015 F/M 16 47 Dublin, Anne
Hitler’s Secret Osborne, William Chicken House 2013 F/M14 10 Dubin, Susan
Believe Aronson, Sarah Carolrhoda LAB 2013 F/M14 6-7 Dubin, Susan
Sadie, Orie and Nuggles Go to Camp Korngold, Jamie S. Kar-Ben S/O14 48
Schools of HOpe: How Julius Rosenwald Helped Change African American Education Calkins Creek S/O14 31
Sky-High Sukkah Packer, Rachel Ornstein, Zemke, Deborah Apples and Honey Press 2016 S/O 2016 28 Cole, Ellen
Uncle Eli’s Wedding Newman, Tracy Albert Whitman 2015 M/J 15 3 Cole, Ellen
The World Needs Beautiful Things Berkowitz, Leah Rachel, Fabbri, Daniele Kar Ben 2018 N/D 2018 6-7 Cole, Ellen
Babel Lumer, Marc, Burston, Chaim, Naiditch, DovBer Apples and Honey Press 2016 S/O 2016 29 Cole, Ellen
Shabbat Shalom Hey! Koffsky, Ann D. Kar-Ben 2015 M/J 15 17 Cole, Ellen
Mort Ziff Is Not Dead Fagan, Cary Penguin 2017 M/J 2018 11 Cole, Ellen
Wait! It's Friday Barash, Chris, Grove, Christine Apples and Honey Press 2019 M/J 2019 21 Cole, Ellen
Flower Girl Wore Celery, The Gordon, Meryl G., Clifton-Brown, Holly Kar-Ben 2016 N/D 2016 8 Cole, Ellen
Lucky Broken Girl Behar, Ruth Nancy Paulsen Books 2017 M/J 2018 4 Cole, Ellen
Shanghai Sukkah Hyde, Heidi Smith Kar-Ben 2015 S/O 2015 28 Cole, Ellen
Not for All the Hamantaschen in Town Milhander, Laura Aron, Chernyak, Inna Kar-Ben 2016 F/M 16 44 Cole, Ellen
Judy Blume Krull, Kathleen Women Who Broke the Rules Bloomsbury 2015 M/J 2016 5-6 Cole, Ellen
Farmer Kobi’s Hanukkah Match Rostoker-Gruber, Karen , Isaacs, Ron Apples and Honey Press 2015 N/D 2015 5 Cole, Ellen
Bar Mitzvah Boys Uhlberg, Myron, Arcabascio, Carolyn Albert Whitman 2019 N/D 2019 18 Cole, Ellen
The Brave Cyclist: A True Story of a Holocaust Hero Hoffman, Amalia, Fedele, Chiara Capstone 2019 N/D 2019 11 Cole, Ellen
One Good Deed Fields, Terri Kar-Ben 2015 S/O 2015 36 Cole, Ellen
The Mountain Jews and the Mirror Feuerman, Ruchama King Kar-Ben 2015 N/D 2015 3 Cole, Ellen
Writing on the Wall: A Catalogue of Judaica Broadsides from the Valmadonna Trust Library Liberman Mintz, Sharon, Seidler-Feller, Shaul, Wachtel, David Valmadonna Trust Library 2015 N/D 2015 25 Cohen, Leah
Canada's Jews: In Tim, Space, and Spirit (Jews in Space and Time) Robinson, Ira, ed. Academic Studies Press 2013 S/O14 19 Cohen, Leah
Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women, and Everyday Religious Observance. Baumgarten, Elisheva Pennsylvania University Press 2014 S/O 2015 2 Chesner, Michelle
Archive Thief: The Man who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust Leff, Lisa Moses Oxford University Press 2015 S/O 2015 12 Chesner, Michelle
Lost in Translation, Found in Transliteration: Books, Censorship, and the Evolution of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation of London as a Linguistic Community, 1663-1810 Kerner, Alex Studies in Jewish History and culture Brill Academic Publishers 2018 S/O 2019 16 Chesner, Michelle
Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women, and Everyday Religious Observance Baumgarten, Elisheva University of Pennsylvania Press 2014 M/J 15 20 Chesner, Michelle
Returning to Babel: Jewish Latin American Experiences, Representations, and Identity Ran, AMalia and Jean Axelrad Cahan, eds. Jewish Latin America: Issues and Methods; 1 Brill 2012 S/O14 17 Chesner, Michelle
Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews Lightman, Sarah McFarland & Company 2014 N/D 14 26 Bergson, Steven M.
Mike’s Place: A True Story of Love, Blues, and Terror in Tel Aviv Baxter, Jack, Faudem, Joshua, Shamdi, Koren First Second 2015 N/D 2015 13-14 Bergson, Steven M.
No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin—The Genius Who Transformed the Internet Knight Raskin, Molly Da Capo Press 2013 N/D 14 23 Bergson, Steven M.
Elie Wiesel: An Extraordinary Life and Legacy Epstein, Nadine Moment Books 2019 S/O 2019 15 Amir, Michlean
Dirty Jewess: A Woman's Courageous Journey to Religious and Political Freedom Fishbaum, Silvia, Coddington, Andrea Urim Publications 2018 F/M 2019 4 Amir, Michlean
For the Love of God: The Bible as an Open Book Ostriker, Alicia Suskin Rutgers University Press 2007 N/D 08 17
Jonah and the Whale (VIDEO) Gridchian, George M., Smith, Jeffrey Rabbit Ears Productions M/J 93 18
101 Reasons to Visit Israel (& Perhaps Make Aliyah) Solomon, Estie, Solomon, David Artzy 2007 F/M 08 45
Twenty Eight Artists and Two Saints: Essays Acocella, Joan Ross Pantheon Books 2007 S/O 07 43-44
Miriam in the Desert Jules, Jacqueline, Ugliano, Natascia Kar-Ben 2010 S/O 10 12
Pilgrimage: Adventures of a Wandering Jew Epstein, Perle M/J 82 7
Shimonis Lover Levin, Jennifer Harcourt Brace and Jovanovich 1987 N/D 87 7
How Mitzvah Giraffe Got His Long, Long Neck Sokoloff, David Judaic Press 2003 F/M 04 31
Days of Deliverance: Essays on Purim and Hanukkah Soloveitchik, Joseph B., Clark, Eli D., Wolowelsky, Joel B., Ziegler, Reuven Ktav 2007 M/J 07 29
Car that Goes Far, A Mermelstein, Yael, Grossman, Vasily, Romanenko, Vitaliy Hachai 2009 M/J 09 17