Oct. 20, 2009: Children’s author Grace Lin. Memoirs of a Jewminicana with Aliza Hausman.
In education on October 1, 2009 at 1:50 pm
On the first half of the show we’ll have a live interview with author and illustrator Grace Lin. Lin’s award-winning books, such as The Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone!, share a world of color and delight. Her newest book, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, tells the tale of Minli, a girl who pursues a trail of fantastical stories — on a quest to save her family from their dreary reality. We talk with Lin about her inspiration for the tales she spins.
On the second half of the show, we’ll have a live interview with blogger and author Aliza Hausman. This is Part 1 in our series Bloggers and Education. A Dominican-American who converted to Orthodox Judaism in her mid-twenties, Hausman’s writing is honest and perceptive, and very relatable, despite the unique intersections of her identity. She writes about everything under the sun: from identity, to faith, racism, hair, etiquette, and more. We discuss how blogs can help illuminate issues of identity.
Aliza Hausman’s blog, Memoirs of a Jewminicana, and links to her articles, can be found at alizahausman.net.
Tune in this Tuesday as we talk about realities, stories, and identities … coming up.
Music on today’s show is by Paul Brill, Cirkestra, and Evil Art Form.