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a (chanukah) hanukkah present

a hanukkah presentMy family is full of people from many cultures and we are always looking for new stories about various traditions to share with our kids. Hanukkah starts early this year on December 4. You and your kids can read about this holiday in Mark Binder’s new hard-bound edition of A Hanukkah Present, It includes 11 entertaining short stories and one longer novella.

I particularly like the story, A Present? For Chanukah? It’s the charming tale of a girl who wonders why she cannot get a Hanukkah present like other non-Jewish kids, only to learn that presents should not be mandatory or expected. The true reason for gift-giving can easily be lost amidst the mass commercialism that surrounds many holidays. This story will make you think about what is important and maybe why kids get Hanukkah presents now.

You can pick up your own copy of A Hanukkah Present and have Mark Binder autograph it at the following events:

Sunday, November 18 at 2pm
Reading and book signing at Barrington Books
Barrington Shopping Center, 184 County Rd., Barrington, RI

Sunday, November 25 at 2pm
Book signing at Books on the Square
471 Angell Street, Providence, RI

Tuesday, November 27 from 4:30 to 6:30pm
Book and CD Signing and ‘Taste of Hanukkah’
Whole Foods, North Main Street Providence, RI

Thursday, December 6 from 6 to 8 pm
Community Hanukkah Party at the Jewish Community Center of RI
401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI

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