Ben Gundersheimer, M.Ed (MISTER G) is a Latin GRAMMY Award-winning artist, author, educator and activist. PJ Library
has commissioned to him to write two albums (The Mitzvah Bus and Seeds of Shalom) of original music for Jewish children, which have been distributed to tens of thousands of families around the world. Ben tours internationally performing at major festivals, performing arts centers and cultural institutions. In 2020 his book, Lilah Tov, illustrated by Israeli artist, Noar Lee Haggon, will be released by PJ Library and Penguin Random House
. Based on a lullaby from Mister G's Parents' Choice Gold Award winning album, The Mitzvah Bus, the book depicts the journey of a young girl as she leaves home with her family in search of a better life in a new land.
As a first generation American, Ben’s roots run deep. His father was born in Frankfurt and made a harrowing escape from Nazi Germany as a young child. Ben grew up very close to his grandparents who lived to 101 and 97 years of age, instilling a profound sense of history and cultural identity throughout their lives.