Finding Forgiveness

A Rosh Hashanah Story

Written by Rebecca Gardyn Levington
Illustrated by Diana Mayo
Publisher: Macmillan/Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: Fall 2025
ISBN-13: TBD
Ages 4-8

Coming from Macmillan/FSG in Fall 2025!

FINDING FORGIVENESS: A Rosh Hashanah Story is a lyrical picture book about a girl finding the courage to ask for forgiveness, the empathy to forgive in return, and the permission to forgive herself after a terrible fight with her sister. The story is set during Tashlich, a ceremony on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, during which Jewish people contemplate their mistakes from the past year and symbolically “throw away” regrets by tossing bits of bread into a river, ocean, or other natural body of water. Back matter includes an author’s note, glossary, and tips for kids about how to apologize with sincerity.

 

Written by Rebecca Gardyn Levington
Illustrated by Diana Mayo
Publisher: Macmillan/Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: Fall 2025
ISBN-13: TBD
Ages 4-8

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