November 6 @ 11 AM EST
November 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Children’s Author: Sarah Sassoon – In-Person
Shoham’s bangle jingles and jangles, clinks and clacks. Shoham wears a golden bangle on her wrist, just like her Nana Aziza. Their bangles jingle when they cook, and glitter in the sun. When Shoham and her family must leave Iraq, they are allowed to take only one suitcase. They may take no jewelry. Shoham has the important job of carrying Nana’s homemade pita bread, which Nana says they will eat when they get to Israel. But when they finally arrive and it is time to eat, Shoham bites into something hard inside the pita bread. It is her bangle. Her Nana has hidden the family jewelry in the pita dough! An “Own Voices” story based on the true story of the author’s family journey to Israel as taken by 120,000 Iraqi Jews under Operations Ezra and Nehemiah.
Sarah Sassoon was raised in Sydney, Australia, surrounded by her loving Judeo-Arabic speaking Iraqi Jewish immigrant family. When she married, she immigrated to Johannesburg, South Africa and with her husband and four sons, made Aliyah. She lives in Jerusalem. Sarah loves writing poetry and stories about crossing borders and other worlds. Shoham’s Bangle is Sarah’s first children’s book.