PINK SLIPPERS, BAT MITZVAH BLUES

by Ferida Wolff

 

"I closed my Hebrew book with a sharp slap. It was the end of the last Hebrew class before my bat mitzvah. It was also the end of five years of Hebrew school, eight years of Sunday school and six months of bat mitzvah training. After Saturday, my days would be my own, to spend doing the only thing in the world that matters to me dancing."

Alyssa is carefree as she leaves class, not realizing that other things matter to her as well and how they will interfere with her dancing dreams. She comes to understand the value of friendship and of balancing the many parts of who she is.

 

Praise for PINK SLIPPERS, BAT MITZVAH BLUES:

"Alyssa is great, her family is fun, and her story makes happy reading."

Hadassah Magazine

"Alyssa is a young heroine to whom readers can relate."

Booklist

"Readers will enjoy the universal conflicts Wolff eloquently delineates..."

Publishers Weekly

"A good Bat Mitzvah gift..."

Los Angeles Jewish Journal

 

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