I can’t wait for this new anthology to publish in Spring, 2022 (Whitman). What an honor to be one of the 13 middle grade authors with a story in this book, edited by Jonathan Rosen and Henry Herz.
In “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Bimah,” seventh grader Dani Karet is in a pickle. It’s almost time for a pre-bat mitzvah check-in with the rabbi, but Dani still hasn’t written her d’var Torah speech. When she asks friends and family for help, their advice ranges from choreographing the Ten Plagues as a K-Pop routine to telling dinosaur fart jokes. Will Dani come up with the perfect speech or will she snap before the big day?