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St. Louis Jewish Book Festival Schedule

Spring Pop-up Festival
April 18-21
Featuring Four Virtual Presentation in Four Nights

April 18, 7pm: Don Marsh

The Damned and the Doomed
Don Marsh interviewed by Karen Foss
April 18 | 7pm
Tickets: $18 or included in your Spring Virtual Pass ($36)

Two brutal murders and a dead end. Veteran homicide detective Frank Clemente has little to go on but clings to some tenuous threads that take the reader from Nazi Germany, and its Holocaust horrors, to 20th century St. Louis and a reaffirmation that time does not heal all wounds. This novel is the latest from Don Marsh, an award-winning broadcast journalist who worked for years at St. Louis Public Radio. He will be interviewed by Karen Foss, television anchorwoman on KSDK  from 1979 until 2006 and winner of six Emmys.

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April 19, 7pm: Women's Night Panel

Here She Is: The Complicated Reign of The Beauty Pageant in America by Hilary Levey Friedman and The Genius of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World by Janice Kaplan
Women’s Night Panel
April 19 | 7pm
Tickets: $18 or included in your Spring Virtual Pass ($36)

Here She Is

Many predicted that pageants would disappear by the 21st century. Yet they are thriving. America’s most enduring contest, Miss America, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020. Why do they persist? In Here She Is, Hilary Levey Friedman reveals the surprising ways pageants have been an empowering feminist tradition. She traces the role of pageants in many of the feminist movement’s signature achievements, including bringing women into the public sphere, helping them become leaders in business and politics, providing increased educational opportunities, and giving them a voice in the age of #MeToo.

The Genius of Women

We tell girls that they can be anything, so why do 90 percent of Americans believe that geniuses are almost always men? New York Times bestselling journalist and creator and host of the podcast The Gratitude Diaries Janice Kaplan explores the powerful forces that have rigged the system—and celebrates the women geniuses, past and present, who have triumphed anyway.

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April 20, 7pm: Steven Levy

Facebook: The Inside Story
Steven Levy interviewed by Charlie Brennan
April 20 | 7pm
Tickets: $18 or included in your Spring Virtual Pass ($36)

As a college sophomore, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from its first, modest iteration. In light of recent controversies surrounding election-influencing “fake news” accounts, the handling of its users’ personal data, and growing discontent with the actions of its founder and CEO—who has enormous power over what the world sees and says—never has a company been more central to the national conversation. Based on hundreds of interviews from inside and outside Facebook, Levy’s sweeping narrative of incredible entrepreneurial success and failure digs deep into the whole story of the company that has changed the world and reaped the consequences.

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April 21, 7pm: Solomon Goldstein-Rose

The 100% Solution:  A Plan for Solving Climate Change
Solomon Goldstein-Rose interviewed by Dr. Michael E. Wysession
April 21 | 7pm
Tickets: $18 or included in your Spring Virtual Pass ($36)

The world must reach negative greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change. Yet no single plan has addressed the full scope of the problem – until now. In The 100% Solution, Solomon Goldstein-Rose – a leading millennial climate activist and a former Massachusetts state representative – makes clear what needs to happen to hit the 2050 target: the manufacturing booms we must spur, the moonshot projects we must fund, the amount of CO2 we’ll have to sequester from the atmosphere, and much more. Most importantly, he shows us the more prosperous and equitable world we can build by uniting the efforts of activists, industries, governments, scientists, and voters to get the job done.

Tickets

Click here to purchase copies of these books online from Main Street Books! If you are interested in Don Marsh’s book, please e-mail Main Street Books.

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For more information, contact Hilary Gan, 314-442-3294.