J IS FOR JANUCA
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J is for Janucá Hardcover – October 25, 2022 by Melanie Romero (Author), Cassie Gonzales (Illustrator)
Introduce your little ones to the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, or Janucá, and how illuminated candles remind us of miracles!
Grab your dreidels and start frying your latkes - the Festival of Lights is fast approaching!
This alphabetical hardcover delves into each letter of the Spanish alphabet to bring to life the many items - from aceite and bendiciones to kugel and tierra - that shed light on the miracle of Hanukkah. Observe families lighting the menorah, spinning the dreidel, hearing the Hanukkah story, and indulging in latkes and sufganiyot for eight precious nights.
This holiday hardcover is Cassie Gonzales's debut as a children's book illustrator; her colorful illustrations honor the palette and importance of Hanukkah. Parents will appreciate this bilingual English-Spanish hardcover due to the celebration of Hanukkah, but also for the cultural, religious, and historical symbolism behind the Jewish holiday that occurs around the same season as Christmas and holds a special meaning in the multicultural Latin-Jewish community.
About the Author
Melanie Romero is a trilingual writer based in Orange County with overseas connections in Mexico City, Paris, and London. It was during childhood weekend trips to Randy's $1-a-book stall at the OC Market Place that she discovered a passion for reading and, eventually, writing. Today, she serves as the Editor at Lil’ Libros. In her free time, she can be found indulging in challah and kanelbullar or getting lost among the shelves of independent bookstores.
Cassie Gonzales is a Mexican Jewish illustrator and designer. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute and has worked as a book cover designer ever since. Cassie lives and works in a small apartment in New York City. J is for Janucá is her debut as a picture book illustrator.
Publisher : Lil' Libros; Bilingual edition (October 25, 2022)
Language : English
Hardcover : 40 pages
ISBN-10 : 1948066424
ISBN-13 : 978-1948066426
Reading age : 4 - 10 years
Grade level : Preschool - 5
Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
Dimensions : 9.61 x 0.55 x 11.02 inches