Monday, 29 January 2024

I can’t wait for everyone to meet Hannah — a put-upon eldest sister and cousin — who doesn’t want to give up her starring role in the family seder. She has a story to tell. A story with fighting and snakes, floods and escapes, music and matzo.

“Music and Matzo” is my contribution to the new middle grade anthology, On All Other Nights, edited by authors Chris Baron, Joshua Levy, and Naomi Milliner. The stories in this Junior Library Guild Gold Standard anthology follow the order of the Passover seder.

Join us for a book launch, March 27 at Books of Wonder in New York City. Register to attend the free event here!

“In this unprecedented collection of short stories, 14 bestselling and award-winning authors each reimagine a different step of the seder for today’s young readers. Through historical and contemporary fiction, verse and prose, fiction and nonfiction, these gifted writers from different Jewish traditions and backgrounds gather around the seder table and invite everyone to join them.”

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3 responses to “Book Launch News!”

  1. Linda Baie says:

    I know a little about Seders, having been invited a few times through the years by students. This looks very special, Laura. Congratulations to you for your story being included and to everyone for making it happen!

  2. Anna Jordan says:

    I’m looking forward to moderating at your April 21st event! Congratulations!

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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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