“There are so many things I DO NOT UNDERSTAND.”
Essie Rose Ginsberg, writer, loner, and all-time worrier is hoping for a carefree summer vacation. But when the family’s beloved housekeeper is suddenly called away, Essie Rose must figure out how to “get on with her business” and make her Pearlie May proud.
Inspired by the author’s childhood experiences in the Jim Crow South, Deanie Yasner’s coming-of-age debut novel is a moving, multi-layered, and meticulously researched story of loneliness and loyalty, bullying and friendship, loss, and courage.
“Yasner is a new talent to watch, and Essie Rose is an unforgettable character. Don’t miss this story.” — Anna Myers, author of 20 books for young people, including Tulsa Burning
“An absolute delight. I laughed. I cried. I loved it.” — Mary Guess Flamer, Ed.D., Former Title I Coordinator, NJ Department of Education
“An emotionally moving and well-researched story about a young girl discovering her inner courage to do what is right. Pearlie May’s Half Dozen Words is wisdom for the ages.”
— Jennifer Sirak -Children’s Librarian -New York Times Librarian Award recipient
The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Center is hosting a live interview with Deanie Yasner to discuss her new book: Essie Rose’s Revelation Summer. Ms. Yasner will be interviewed by Barbara Krasner, history and English instructor at both Mercer County Community College and William Paterson University and a children’s book reviewer for the Association of Jewish Libraries.
This interview will be live and provided by a Zoom connection on Thursday, October 8th at 12 noon. The link for Zoom is:
Topic: Interview with author Deanie Yasner
Time: Oct 8, 2020, 12:00 noon EDT
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Meeting ID: 914 3112 3856