Imprint:Orca Book Publishers - Victoria
Form detail:Trade, Adhesive bound, Laminated cover
Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) 4 - 7, Grade (US) 4 - 7, Reading age 9 - 12
Dimensions:7.5in x 5 x 0.38 in | 180 gr
Page Count:160 pages
Elsie Rose-Miller loves celebrating the Purim holiday and can't wait for the annual costume party at her local synagogue.
Elsie plans to dress up as the fierce and smart Queen Esther, who saved all the Jewish people. But when financial hardship and a terrible incident of hate-inspired vandalism threaten not only the party but the synagogue too, Elsie, like Queen Esther, takes action to bring her entire community—Jewish and non-Jewish alike—together.
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Joanne Levy is the author of a number of books for young people, including Double Trouble and Fish Out of Water in the Orca Currents line and the middle-grade novels Sorry for Your Loss, The Sun Will Come Out and Small Medium At Large, which was nominated for the Red Maple Award. Joanne lives in Clinton, Ontario.
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“Strong first-person narration thoughtfully explores experiences of antisemitism and prejudice…Levy presents a realistic, gutsy, problemsolving youth navigating difficult situations with the love and support of community, friends, and family.” - Booklist
“Both Jewish and non-Jewish readers will be inspired by Elsie’s bravery while learning about Jewish holidays and community support. This book would make a perfect gift for a young Jewish [reader].” - Jewish Book Council
“Allows readers to find the space to ask questions and have conversations about racism and antisemitism in society. Recommended.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials