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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 160
Themes: racism, hate crimes, community, antisemitism, prejudice
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 16/Aug/2022
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Elsie Rose-Miller loves celebrating the Purim holiday and can't wait for the annual costume party at her local synagogue.

Elsie plans to dress up as the fierce and smart Queen Esther, who saved all the Jewish people. But when financial hardship and a terrible incident of hate-inspired vandalism threaten not only the party but the synagogue too, Elsie, like Queen Esther, takes action to bring her entire community—Jewish and non-Jewish alike—together.