This is the week of Hanukkah. While Sadie’s Shabbat Stories (by Melissa Stoller; illustrated by Lisa Goldberg, Spork, 2020) isn't about the holiday, the book does celebrate family ties and traditions. Telling stories about family heirlooms is a beautiful way to make family connections and learn your family’s history. No matter what our heritage, everyone has stories that are important and inspirational.
Melissa Berger Stoller brings the reader inside the special relationship between Sadie and grandma. Sadie learns to tell her own stories, bringing the past and future together. This book is especially important now, when many children cannot spend time with grandparents due to quarantine restrictions.