A Persian Princess by Barbara Diamond Goldin
Illustrator: Steliyana Doneva
Raya can’t be in the Purim play this year–Purim will be no fun at all! But, Raya’s grandmother, Maman joon, shares her sparkly scarves and Persian traditions with her. Together they discover how to make their American Purim uniquley Persian, delicious, and fun. This children’s story features Jewish-Iranian customs for celebrating Purim. Although Jews lived in the area that is now Iran for over 2500 years, the climate changed after 1979, and about two-thirds of the Jewish population of 80,000 left and settled in other countries, including the US.
Year first published: 2020
(via Jewish Book Council)