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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.

You can visit Grace Lin’s website at gracelin.com.

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.

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Music on today’s show is by Paul Brill, Cirkestra, and Evil Art Form.
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