YALDAH has also published two fantastic books geared for Jewish girls under our imprint “YM Books”. We are looking forward to publishing more books for girls in the future, although we are not accepting manuscript submissions at this time.
One is Not a Lonely Number
Sydney Taylor Award Silver Medalist
Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist
Thirteen-year-old Talia Shumacher is the only child of a wealthy orthodox couple, known for their hospitality. As Talia becomes a teenager, her parents’ open-door policy begins to irritate her. When Gabrielle Markus, an eccentric twenty-three-year old ballet dancer shows up one day, Talia’s life is turned upside down. Convinced that Gabrielle is harboring a secret, Talia and her friends set out to uncover it. Along the way, Talia must deal with the loneliness she feels as an only child living in a religious community that celebrates large families. In discovering Gabrielle’s secret, Talia discovers secrets about herself and her parents. Talia’s gift for math and her unusual way of thinking about numbers is woven into the story along with themes of friendship, individuality, and acceptance.
Recommended for ages 10+ ~ 344 pages ~ Paperback
Praise for One is Not a Lonely Number:
A “four matzah-ball” read! As nourishing as a bowl of chicken soup, Evelyn Krieger’s debut novel about one Orthodox girl’s faith, family and friendships will warm your heart and soul. Ultimately, One Is Not A Lonely Number makes for good company–and adds up to a satisfying read.
–Melissa Schorr, author of Goy Crazy
A highly engaging, enjoyable read. Krieger offers a realistic look at Orthodox Jewish life, and she has created a charming protagonist in Talia Schumacher. This book should attract readers from within the Orthodox world and far beyond: it’s accessible to outsiders, and insiders will recognize aspects of their lives that rarely appear in fiction.
–Stephanie Wellen Levine, Author of Mystics, Mavericks, and Merrymakers: An Intimate Journey Among Hasidic Girls
Talia is a young teenage girl who cares about things that really matter (friends, family… and math!) and who is also funny, insightful, and very real. Readers of all backgrounds will relate to Talia’s struggles to understand others and ultimately to appreciate her own uniqueness.
–Yael Resnick, Publisher, Natural Jewish Parenting
One is Not a Lonely Number provides an authentic voice for Torah-observant teens. Characters that jump off the page and believable conflict and plot made this an enjoyable read. While Orthodox readers will appreciate the absence of groaners, the book is still accessible to those with less inside-knowledge. I particularly enjoyed the protagonist’s synesthesia and math-obsession!
– Leah-Perl Shollar, writer
About the Author:
Evelyn Krieger, the oldest of six children, grew up in Detroit, Michigan. As a child, she entertained her friends with imaginative stories and dance performances. The inspiration for her first poem came in the middle of the night when she was just eight years old. Evelyn has been writing ever since, and her essays and stories have won numerous awards. After years of serious ballet study, and later earning her master’s degree from Harvard, Evelyn worked as a reading teacher, private tutor, and dance teacher. Today, she is a writer, learning specialist, and a homeschooling mom. Evelyn lives with her family in the Boston area. Find out more about her writing on her blog: www.evelynkrieger.net.
The Yaldah Year
Crafts & Recipes for Every Month of the Jewish Year
by Leah Larson & Chavie Resnick
This colorful and fun book gives Jewish girls something creative to do in every month of the year. Each Jewish month features two recipes and a craft connected to that month, plus lots of interesting background information about the month. Ranging from traditional chicken soup to baked latke shapes, a new twist on an old favorite, to creative Purim basket ideas, how to make a Mezuzah cover, and everything in between. All craft and recipe directions are simply written with young girls in mind, accompanied by beautiful full-color photographs.