On All Other Nights: Passover Stories with authors Chris Baron, Joshua S. Levy, and Naomi Milliner

Passover Stories with interactive seder presentation. Wednesday, April 10th at 7 pm. Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020. On All Other Nights. Chris Baron, Joshua S. Levy, and Naomi Milliner.

Celebrate with new stories!

Authors Chris Baron, Joshua S. Levy, and Naomi Milliner will be sharing the tradition of Passover with stories and an interactive seder presentation. These gifted writers from different Jewish traditions and backgrounds will gather around the seder table and invite everyone to join them. After the presentation, the authors will be available to sign books. Best for ages 8 and up.

Masks are recommended for our events.  If you can't make it to the event, you can order signed books in advance below.

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About On All Other Nights:

On All Other Nights book cover. A long white table set up with a seder plate runs up the center with lots of different people around it of various skin tones, ethnicities, and dress. Some kids are eating and some are reading.

On All Other Nights is a joyful middle-grade anthology centered around Passover--from an exciting array of bestselling and award-winning Jewish creators!

Welcome to Passover, a Jewish holiday that has been celebrated for thousands of years. The heart of Passover is the seder--a meal full of rituals, special foods, and songs--where we gather together to retell the story of the Exodus, when the Jewish people achieved freedom from Egypt. 

And yet this story is about more than the ancient past. The seder's themes of freedom, joy, tradition, and more, are timeless and universal, for all. 

In this unprecedented collection of short stories, 14 bestselling and award-winning authors each reimagine a different step of the seder for today's young readers. Through historical and contemporary fiction, verse and prose, fiction and nonfiction, these gifted writers from different Jewish traditions and backgrounds gather around the seder table and invite everyone to join them. 

The full list of On All Other Nights contributors includes: 

  • Chris Baron (The Magical Imperfect
  • Ruth Behar (Lucky Broken Girl
  • Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and GrimmThe Unicorn Rescue Society
  • Veera Hiranandani (The Night Diary
  • Amy Ignatow (The Popularity Papers, Jedi Academy) 
  • Sarah Kapit (Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen
  • Joshua S. Levy (The Jake Show
  • Mari Lowe (Aviva vs. the Dybbuk
  • Naomi Milliner (Super Jake & The King of Chaos
  • Soifya Pasternack (Black Bird, Blue Road
  • R. M. Romero (The Dollmaker of Kraków
  • A. J. Sass (Ana on the Edge
  • Laura Shovan (The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary
  • Laurel Snyder (Orphan Island, Charlie & Mouse

Includes black-and-white illustrations

About Chris Baron:

Chris Baron author photo. A white man with short brown hair, a greying beard and mustache and wearing glasses and a grey hoodie.

Chris Baron (he/him) is the award-winning author of novels for young readers including the verse novels All of Me, an NCTE Notable Book; The Magical Imperfect, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and School Library Journal Best Book of 2021; The Gray; and The Secret of the Dragon Gems, a middle grade novel coauthored with Rajani LaRocca. He received his MFA in poetry at SDSU and is a professor of English at San Diego City College and the director of the Writing Center. He grew up in NYC and spent countless hours at Seders with his family in Long Island and now does his best to hold a Seder every year where everyone is welcome! 

Photo provided by author

About Joshua S. Levy:

Josh Levy headshot. A white man with short brown hair wearing glasses and a mauve polo shirt against a white brick background.

Joshua S. Levy (he/him) is the author of several middle grade novels, including Seventh Grade vs. the Galaxy (and its sequels) and The Jake Show. Born and raised in Florida, Josh lives with his family in New Jersey, where he spent a little while teaching middle school and now practices as a lawyer. Josh treats himself to a new haggadah every year, which his family is definitely always super excited to hear all about throughout the Seder, right? (Right?!)

Photo credit: Abbie Sophia Photography

About Naomi Milliner:

Naomi Milliner headshot. An older white woman with long, grey, curly hair wearing a light blue long sleeve shirt.

Naomi Milliner (she/her) is the author of Super Jake & the King of Chaos and the forthcoming The Trouble with Secrets. She created the Author Book Club for her SCBWI chapter and has served on The Women's National Book Association's Great Group Reads committee since 2009. Naomi enjoys mentoring children and adults, visiting schools (virtually or in-person), and reading everything she can get her hands on. She lives in Maryland with her family, a very fuzzy cat . . . and fifteen different haggadahs. One of the most delicious Seders she ever attended was a chocolate Seder.

Photo credit: Teresa Castracane 

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020
Books: 
$18.99
SKU: 9781419767296a
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 On All Other Nights signed by Chris Baron, Joshua S. Levy, and Naomi Milliner.


$9.99
SKU: 9781250833075a
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The Magical Imperfect signed by Chris Baron.


$18.99
SKU: 9781499814637a
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The Secret of the Dragon Gems signed by Chris Baron.


$18.99
SKU: 9781250864710a
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The Gray signed by Chris Baron.


$9.99
SKU: 9781250250599a
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 All of Me signed by Chris Baron.


$18.99
SKU: 9780063248199a
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The Jake Show signed by Joshua S. Levy.


$8.99
SKU: 9781728423098a
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 Seventh Grade vs. the Galaxy signed by Joshua S. Levy.


$16.99
SKU: 9780762466153a
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Super Jake and the King of Chaos signed by Naomi Milliner.


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