A Persian Princess
"Maman joon, you'll really let me wear these?"
"It would make me happy if you wore them. They remind me of people and places I miss."
"Then I'll be a Persian princess!" said Raya.
Raya can't be in the Purim play this year--Purim will be no fun at all! But her grandmother, Maman joon, shares with Raya her sparkly scarves and Persian traditions. Together they discover how to make their American Purim uniquely Persian, delicious, and fun.
Barbara Diamond Goldin is the recipient of the Sydney Taylor Body-of Work Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries. She has written many award-winning books on Jewish themes, including Passover Cowboy, Night Lights: A Sukkot Story, and Meet Me at the Well: The Girls and Women of the Bible. Barbara is the director of a public library and lives in western Massachusetts.
Steliyana Doneva began her career as an animator in a movie studio and today is a children's book illustrator. she is the illustrator of Adam's Animals and An Extraordinary Ordinary Moth. Steliyana enjoys photography and making fabric toys. She lives in Sofia, Bulgaria.