Thursday, 23 September 2021

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?


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Laura Shovan

Laura Shovan is the author of the award-winning middle grade novel, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary. Her second book, Takedown, is a Junior Library Guild and PJ Our Way selection. Look for A Place at the Table, co-written with Saadia Faruqi, in 2020. Laura is a poet-in-the-schools Maryland.

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