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.amptoons.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.