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When Hannah’s family has to move, her grandmother tells her how she felt leaving the old country ― it was both bitter and sweet. As Hannah leaves her friends behind and tries to get used to a new house, she only feels bitterness. Was her grandmother wrong about the sweetness?
Hannah starts to feel better about the move when she sees her new house in the soft light of the Shabbat candles. When a new friend reaches out with a special gift, Hannah realizes that sweetness can come from unexpected places and that she can even create some herself.
Featuring art by acclaimed illustrator Kyrsten Brooker, this story subtly conveys a universal message ― while life can be full of challenging moments, sweeter ones can be found and created. An author’s note is included on the concept of bitter and sweet in Jewish culture.
Coming September 2018
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About The Author
Sandra V. Feder is a children’s book author whose books address universal themes that are important to children and parents. Sandra’s books help children feel empowered through stories that are specific, characters that are genuine, and deeper meanings that are revealed slowly and beautifully.
Her first picture book, The Moon Inside, was published by Groundwood Books in 2016 and was named one of the best books of the year by the Toronto Globe and Mail. Her newest picture book, Bitter and Sweet, also published by Groundwood Books will be released in August 2018 and has already been named a PJ Library selection for 2019.
The first book in her Daisy early-chapter book series, Daisy’s Perfect Word, was published by Kids Can Press in 2012. It was followed by Daisy’s Defining Day in 2013, and by Daisy’s Big Night in 2014.
Sandra and her family live in California.