AFIKOMAN making a splash across the pond!

Last month, an educator in the UK won a copy of AFIKOMAN, WHERE’D YOU GO? on one of my Twitter giveaways. Today, I received a DM from her, sharing an email she got from a teacher at the school who read the book with her students. Check out these fabulous pics of AFIKOMAN making his… Read more »

I’ll be presenting at ALA!

Calling all librarians and educators! I’ll be presenting at the 2024 annual American Librarian Association conference in San Diego! I’ll be on a panel entitled “The Power of Children’s Poetry in the Classroom and the Community,” on Sunday, June 30th at 11am, along with fellow esteemed poets and authors Margarita Engle, Chris Baron, Katey Howes,… Read more »

New Book Announcement!

I can’t even describe how thrilled I am to finally shout about this book announcement from the rooftops! LOOKING FOR LIGHT: A SHABBAT STORY is a poem picture book, told from the perspective of “the Light,” which reminds us to take time each week to notice and find gratitude for the good that is all… Read more »

A Super Special School Visit!

This week I had the extreme honor of sharing my books with Franklin Elementary School in Summit, NJ. What made this particular visit so special is that Franklin is the school that I walked my own kids back and forth to every day for NINE years! It was so wild and wonderful to be back!… Read more »

So many AFIKOMAN, WHERE’D YOU GO? readings!

This week has been a whirlwind of AFIKOMAN, WHERE’D YOU GO? book readings! Five events this week (with more to come!) As an introvert, I’ll admit that it is scary taking myself out into the world, but getting to see kids reactions to my stories makes it SO worth it.

An Amazing Day at the Poughkeepsie Book Festival!

On Sat, March 30th, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend the day sharing my books and chatting with curious and kind young readers (and their parents!) at the Poughkeepsie Children’s Book Festival! Also was so wonderful to see fellow author friends whom I haven’t connected with in so long. Thank you to all the… Read more »