Raquela yearns to celebrate a Passover seder, but Inquisition-era Spain is a time when Jews must hide their religion. Under the rising moon, her clever papa, the best fisherman in town, creates a unique celebration for his family. In his fishing boat on the sea, far from prying eyes, they celebrate Raquela’s first seder with matzah and the Passover story.
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|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Category||Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
School Library Journal
“Thoughtful and tender, this beautiful story of hope is a valuable addition to all collections.”—starred, School Library Journal
“A lovely, moving tale of stolen freedom and hopes for a new beginning.” — Kirkus Reviews
Author: Joel Edward Stein
Joel Stein is a former staff writer for CTB/McGraw-Hill. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, he lives in Florida with his wife, son, two birds, and a tortoise. His books include A Hanukkah with Mazel, The Pigeon Man, and The Capture of Rafael Ortega.
Illustrator: Sara Ugolotti
Sara Ugolotti was born near Reggio Emilia, in the north of Italy. She earned a degree in Illustration at the International School of Comics in Reggio Emilia. She draws and paints using different techniques but mainly works in digital format. Her projects include magazines, children’s book illustration and cartoon animations. Her illustrations have been selected for exhibitions throughout the world. She lives in Parma, Italy.