Aviva Brown, "Ezra's Big Shabbat Question"
Aviva Brown, Ezra's Big Shabbat Question
Saturday, October 26, 11pm
Ezra LOVES questions! Follow his adventure, which will leave your little one in stitches of laughter. Ezra spends one Shabbat asking his question to everyone he knows, from his baby sister to his rabbi. Can anyone answer his BIG question?
Meet Ezra, an American Jewish boy with big ideas and an even bigger family. He has a question about if he can do an action on Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest. When no one he knows is helpful, he turns to his rabbi, who both answers the question and leaves him more confused. Even if he gets his answer, will he know what to do with it?
Aviva Brown and her children converted to Judaism in 2017, but during the preceeding years of Jewish study, she noticed a lack of diversity among Jewish children’s literature. In late 2018, Aviva read a quote by author Beverly Cleary: If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it. So, she did.
Aviva currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, two cats, and four wild animals who sometimes pretend they’re well-mannered children. When she’s not writing, editing, or reading diverse kidlit, she can be found hiding from housework (well, you can try, but she’s super good at hiding), eating popcorn, or singing show tunes.