Sarah is represented by Linda Epstein of Emerald City Literary Agency.


Most recent title:

Parents celebrate baby’s first grin to baby’s first word, and all the milestones in between in this book featuring Ladino words, the language of the Sephardic Jewish community. Mazal bueno! Go, baby go!

A STARRED review from School Library Journal! 
PreS-K: "When you grinned your first grin, as we tickled your chin, we laughed." This glimpse of Ladino, the language of the Sephardic Jewish community, is boiled down to the single phrase of praise when baby takes the first steps or stands alone. In simple but arresting domestic scenes of a very sweet, spare household, Aroeste showcases a dark-haired, dark-eyed mama and her beaming baby, and Papa is not far away. VERDICT So joyful and welcoming, there will be shouts of "Mazal bueno!" in every preschool."

Available wherever books are sold. 



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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 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 


COMING IN 2025!!

Bavajadas - That's Nonsense! (PJ Library Publishing)

Uno, Dos, Tres: A Sephardic Counting Book (PJ Library Publishing)

Anyada Buena, Shana Tovah (Kar-ben)


Interested in bringing me to your community for an interactive children's program combining Ladino music and books? I can shape interactive programs for all different ages!  Contact me for more info.

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