Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

Just got wind (thanks Lisa Sil­ver­man!) of this new book, due out in Novem­ber from Amulet Books: Here­ville: How Mir­ka Got Her Sword (Bar­ry Deutsch).

Here­ville start­ed as a web com­ic and is about an eleven-year-old girl in an Ortho­dox Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty, and she imag­ines fight­ing drag­ons and she wants to train to do this. She ends up meet­ing a witch and troll and final­ly get­ting a sword that she can use to fight drag­ons. Yes, we agree, it sounds awesome.

Read more about the book on the author’s web­site: http://​www​.amp​toons​.com/.

Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the exec­u­tive direc­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. She grad­u­at­ed from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Eng­lish and Art His­to­ry and, in addi­tion, stud­ied at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don. Pri­or to her role as exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nao­mi served as the found­ing edi­tor of the JBC web­site and blog and man­ag­ing edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World. In addi­tion, she has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and also devel­oped the JBC’s Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.