“A touching tale of understanding and friendship . . . The message of education as a vehicle for progress and dismantling hatred is one that will strike a chord with readers.” — Kirkus Reviews
"Braden sensitively demonstrates how isolating it can be to live with people who, despite good intentions, force their children to fulfill expectations that run counter to their own senses of self. . . . All the characters find ways to encourage each other, be less alone, and connect.”—Booklist, starred review
"Quigley adeptly creates strong classroom scenes that convey an inclusive student body’s realistic dynamic and an endearing, assured seven-year-old protagonist who appreciates her cultural identity." - PW, starred review
Joanne Rocklin's I SAY SHEHECHIYANU is now out in the world from Kar-Ben Publishing! It's the celebratory story of the Jewish blessing for expressing thanks when something takes place for the first time or when it happens again after a long time. What a beautiful premise, right? Check it out! Congratulations on its release, Joanne!