Friday, November 30, 2012

Holidays 2012 Events Schedule

Ho Ho Cho Happy Holidays!

December is around the corner and the seasonal festivities are lining up.  

I'm doing book events in New Jersey, Manhattan and Brooklyn for both DADDY CHRISTMAS & HANUKKAH MAMA and B is for BROOKLYN.  Please take note:

Sunday, December 2nd
54 Fairfield Street
Montclair, NJ
2pm StoryTime

Thursday, December 6th
STRAND Bookstore
828 Broadway (between 12th & 13th streets)
Manhattan, NY
3:30 - 4:30pm StoryTime

Saturday, December 8th
513 Henry Street
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
* buy a book and get a free egg cream!  if you missed my book release party in september (or if you had such a good time you want to come back for more!) this is a repeat signing event - especially for the holidays - in the cutest old school soda shoppe in town!

Sunday, December 9th
exclusive book signings of both DADDY CHRISTMAS & HANUKKAH MAMA and B is for BROOKLYN.
12pm Gift Shop

Wednesday, December 12
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn NY
4pm StoryTime

Saturday, December 15
PS10 School
11am - 5pm
selling all my books and prints with Sean Qualls (& his goods) all day!

Sunday, December 16
242 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY
11am Story Time

New York Times reviews Daddy Christmas & Hanukkah Mama

Reviewed in the NY Times this weekend: 

Written and illustrated by Selina Alko.
32 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $16.99. (Picture book; ages 4-8)
Doesn't this describe half of Brooklyn? Perhaps not strictly speaking; but the subject of interfaith families is a welcome one. No arguments over Israel or "the war on Christmas" here. In the narrator's wholehearted and seamlessly interwoven celebration, Daddy Christmas gamely cooks latkes, and Hanukkah Mama is happy to hang stockings. Together they "carol to the neighbors about Maccabees and the manger." Alko's charming mixed media illustrations provide lots of bells and holly. Next up, Eastover.

My heart is full.  

Thank you, New York Times!