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Ellen Kushner with Michael McLaughlin: The Golden Dreidel

Ellen Kushner with Michael McLaughlin: The Golden Dreidel

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 06:00PM ET
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Celebrate The Golden Dreidel with author Ellen Kushner, in conversation with musician Michael McLaughlin, with a special musical performance and Q&A!

Copies of The Golden Dreidel purchased on the registration page include a signed bookplate!

The Golden Dreidel

From award-winning fantasy author Ellen Kushner comes an unforgettable adventure inspired by Jewish folklore and tradition.

Sara wishes her family celebrated Christmas or at least had one of the pretty trees she sees at her friends' houses. But at her family's big Chanukah party, mysterious guest Tante Miriam gives Sara a one-of-a-kind gift: an enormous, golden dreidel. Miriam warns her to be careful, for when she spins it, she's spinning miracles. Sara soon discovers there's much more to the dreidel than meets the eye, and before long she's spun herself into a whole new world--one of magical princesses, riddles, and demons. Can Sara discover her wisdom and rely on her courage to help a new friend and to find her way back home? The perfect Chanukah read!

Ellen Kushner is a writer, performer, and cultural maven in one sleek package: she is the author of acclaimed works of literary fantasy, an award-winning audio book narrator and stage performer, the creator and former host of public radio’s national series Sound & Spirit, and a popular teacher and lecturer.

Michael McLaughlin has been working in Boston’s Jewish music world since 1994 when he joined the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra. He continues to work throughout the region with bands like Klezwoods and the Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh Quintet. When he’s not playing klezmer accordion, he is playing jazz piano with The Tall Tale Trio, and lecturing in music classes at Tufts University.