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Happy Book Birthday To MEASURING A YEAR: A ROSH HASHANAH STORY By Linda Elovitz Marshall!

Linda Elovitz Marshall’s sweet picture book MEASURING A YEAR: A ROSH HASHANAH STORY publishes today with Abrams Appleseed. It’s featured with PJ Library! and was included in Oh Joy!’s Diverse Kids’ Books guide! With beautiful illustrations by Zara González Hoang, the book is a jubilant celebration of Jewish life and culture.




“A sweet, accessible book.” School Library Journal

“Perfect for a new year, every year, and every day.” Kirkus

“A gentle tribute to the hope and possibilities of new beginnings—in the New Year season, the opening of school, and even ‘the start of each new day.” Publishers Weekly

“Providing a thoughtful rumination on the passage of time, as well as information about Jewish holidays, this picture book measures up on many levels.” Booklist

“This upbeat picture book asks provocative questions that should be good conversation starters for kids and adults.” —Common Sense Media

“A good introduction to Rosh Hashana for non-Jews and a sweetly comforting story of what a year can mean for those celebrating the holiday.” N.Y. Journal of Books



Linda Elovitz Marshall has been a sheep farmer, early childhood educator, anthropologist, and indie bookstore owner. Her books have been Sydney Taylor Notable Award winners, as well as Junior Library Guild, PJ Library, and National Science Teacher Association selections. She and her husband raised their family in a 250-year-old farmhouse in New York’s Hudson Valley. Come see her on Twitter, too!


Congratulations, Linda, on this instant classic surrounded by lovely buzz! Get your print or eBook copy from these retailers or your local indie: Abrams, Bookshop.org, IndieBound, Barnes & Noble.