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I finally published my first book!
One down, more to go...
I'm so excited that I have finally published my first book. Yes, it's a children's book and it's based on -- of course -- my family. Actually, it's based on the experience I had when my son was young and I offered to provide his class with a Hanukkah party.
When you are the only Jewish kid in class and everything is decorated for Christmas, it's nice for the other children to learn that there is more than their holiday. And it's even better when it's their friend who is showing them something of his culture and history.
My son did just that when he was very young and his friends have grown up respectful and accepting. Oh, and they can't wait for me to cook latkes every year.
I hope you will purchase my book on Amazon at http://amzn.to/uN2Llf. The book is in grayscale on Amazon, but if you want it in color, it's also available at smashwords.com and expected to be offered later this week at Apple and Google eBooks (and others).
If you want to read more about my mom helping with the illustrations (there are photos to look at), go to www.joeysjournal.com where you can also learn about a special "thank you" in the book.
Enjoy, and happy holidays!
Joelle's first book on Amazon...Yipee!
A boy is the only Jewish child in a classroom adorned with Christmas holiday decorations. His mother brings all the fixings for a Hanukkah party and a fun way for the children to learn about the Jewish holiday. In this Hanukkah poem, she is proud of her son who is the catalyst for tolerance and change when he inadvertently teaches his classmates about diversity and how it feels to be singled out.