After forgetting her Maccabee Menorah on the airplane, will Rachel be able to celebrate Hanukkah at Nonna’s house? Unlike Rachel and her parents, Nonna and her cousins celebrate Christmas, eating lasagna and panettone instead of potato latkes during the holiday season. Lucky for Rachel, her problem-solving Nonna will save the day.
This brightly-colored, family Hanukkah picture book is sprinkled with Italian words while keeping Jewish traditions alive. Young readersmwill love Rachel, a vibrant young girl who knows if she lived in the days of Antiochus, she’d have fought along with the Maccabees, too. This contemporary story is for any young reader who, like Rachel, may have family and friends who celebrate the holidays differently from others they know.