Spring 2022

Raquela's Seder

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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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On pre-order until 02/01/2022
On pre-order until 02/01/2022
On pre-order until 02/01/2022
On pre-order until 02/01/2022
On pre-order until 02/01/2022
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
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-02-01
Text Type Fiction—Historical
BISACS JUV017120, JUV016040, JUV033020
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 9.25 x 11
Lexile 640
Features Author/Illustrator note, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews


School Library Journal

“Thoughtful and tender, this beautiful story of hope is a valuable addition to all collections.”—starred, School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“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.