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The fall Jew­ish hol­i­days are again around the cor­ner. But for Chris Baron, Joshua S. Levy, and Nao­mi Milliner, it’s all Passover, all the time. Baron, Levy, and Milliner are the co-edi­tors of On All Oth­er Nights: A Passover Cel­e­bra­tion in 14 Sto­ries, which will be pub­lished by Abrams/​Amulet Books on March 262024.

On All Oth­er Nights is a mid­dle grade anthol­o­gy of four­teen sto­ries, each inspired by one of the tra­di­tion­al steps of the Passover seder. Includ­ing his­tor­i­cal and con­tem­po­rary sto­ries, verse and prose, fic­tion and non­fic­tion, this one-of-a-kind col­lec­tion fea­tures gift­ed writ­ers from var­i­ous Jew­ish back­grounds, who explore their own tra­di­tions along­side the seder’s themes of free­dom, joy, tra­di­tion, fam­i­ly, and more. Below is the full list of incred­i­ble con­trib­u­tors, along with the steps of the seder that inspire their stories:

  • Mari Lowe (Kadesh)
  • R. M. Romero (Urchatz)
  • Nao­mi Milliner (Karpas)
  • Joshua S. Levy (Yachatz)
  • Lau­rel Sny­der (Magid)
  • Chris Baron (Rachtzah)
  • Adam Gid­witz (Motzei-Matzah)
  • Sofiya Paster­nack (Maror)
  • Ruth Behar (Korech)
  • Sarah Kapit (Shulchan Orech)
  • A. J. Sass (Tza­fun)
  • Lau­ra Shovan (Barech)
  • Amy Igna­tow (Hal­lel)
  • Veera Hiranan­dani (Nirtzah)

Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s cov­er reveal this week marks the book’s avail­abil­i­ty for pre­order­ing from retail­ers before its pub­li­ca­tion in the spring, just in time for Passover 2024. For more infor­ma­tion and pur­chase options, please vis­it the Abrams Books web­site.

Chris Baron is a pro­fes­sor of Eng­lish at San Diego City Col­lege. He’s also the author of the (adult) poet­ry col­lec­tion, Lantern Tree, which was pub­lished as part of a poet­ry anthol­o­gy, Under the Broom Tree, win­ner of the San Diego Book Award. He lives in San Diego, Cal­i­for­nia, with his wife and their three chil­dren. All of Me is his first novel.

Joshua S. Levy is the author of sev­er­al mid­dle-grade nov­els, includ­ing the Syd­ney Tay­lor Hon­or-win­ning The Jake Show, and Finn and Ezra’s Bar Mitz­vah Time Loop. He is also the co-edi­tor of the short sto­ry Passover anthol­o­gy On All Oth­er Nights. Josh lives with his fam­i­ly in New Jersey.

Nao­mi Milliner has a Bachelor’s Degree in Eng­lish and a Master’s in Screen­writ­ing from USC Film School. As a long-time mem­ber of SCB­WI, she cre­at­ed the Authors Book Club (ABC) for pub­lished authors and illus­tra­tors to share their jour­ney with oth­er mem­bers. She has also served on the Women’s Nation­al Book Association’s Great Group Reads Com­mit­tee since 2009. She lives in Mary­land, with her hus­band and sons.