Yesterday my new picture book Gracie Brings Back Bubbe’s Smile (Albert Whitman 2022) was launched at my local bookstore, Maxima Book Center in Lexington, MA.

3, 2, 1…Launch! And ready to answer the first question—from my grandson!

I was so pleased to share Gracie and Bubbe’s story with about 40 attendees and to sign so many copies that the store sold out!

Two of My Books for Sale

In my intro, I explained that the book was inspired by my love for my grandparents, my grandchildren, and the language of Yiddish. I gave a mini Yiddish lesson with audience participation and plenty of gratifying giggles.

Teaching some colorful Yiddish expressions

Sharing a funny anecdote

As I read the book, author and friend Heather Lang held it up so everyone could see the vibrant illustrations by Debby Rahmalia. Several people teared up at the tender ending.

Author Heather Lang holds up the book as I read.

Thank you to everyone who came to the launch and to Maxima Books for hosting it!

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