Sarah is represented by Linda Epstein of Emerald City Literary Agency.
Buen Shabat, Shabbat Shalom (Kar-Ben)
It's Friday night. bueno, great!
Let's get ready to celebrate!
With a Ladino word introduced on each page, this multicultural board book features a Sephardic Jewish family preparing to celebrate Shabbat.
Book Riot names the book one of the "Best Diverse Jewish Children's Books." Read here!
The Forward names the book as a favorite "Diverse Jewish Kidlit." Read here!
Read a review of the book on Kveller.com here
Read the Kirkus review here
Read an interview with Sarah about the book on Kar-Ben's website here
Read a Q & A with Deborah Kalb about the book here
Do you need help diversifying your child(ren)'s bookshelves? Read this blog (Mirrors and Windows Part 1: What's on Your Bookshelf?) by my friend and fellow author, Aviva L. Brown, on how to build an intentional collection that reflects diversity.
Also check out:
Ora de Despertar / Time to Wake Up!
A companion to the award-winning children's album of the same name, the bilingual (English/Ladino) Ora de Despertar (Time to Wake Up) illustrated book highlights rituals of the morning and what to be thankful for upon waking up. With the backdrop of the Hebrew Modeh Ani prayer, the book (illustrated by artist Miriam Ross) offers a way for families to get a fresh look at Sephardic culture and the relevance of Ladino today. Interweaving the languages throughout bright colored pages and scenes, the book shows a joyous picture of contemporary Jewish diversity. Meant for children ages 0-5.
Order a signed copy today!
(If you are a member of a school or organization interested in buying bulk copies (more than 10), please email us)
Interested in bringing Sarah Aroeste to your community for a book talk about preserving Ladino culture today, children's program (with music!), adult "sing-talk" or artist residency? We can shape interactive programs for you for all different ages! Contact us for more info.
Download the one-sheet here
Read Sarah's blog piece about the book on myjewishlearning.com!