Fort Greene Store:
Sunday, September 15, 1:30 PM
Story Time: Jane Breskin Zalben presents A Moon for Moe and Mo
Author-illustrator Jane Breskin Zalben presents her contemporary classic Brooklyn picture book A Moon for Moe and Mo, selected as a 2019 Sydney Taylor Honor Book. The book tells the story of an interfaith friendship that develops when Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, overlaps with the Muslim holiday of Ramadan—an occurrence that happens only once every thirty years or so. Moses Feldman, a Jewish boy, lives at one end of Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, while Mohammed Hassan, a Muslim boy, lives at the other. One day they meet at Sahadi's market while out shopping with their mothers and are mistaken for brothers. A friendship is born, and the boys bring their families together to share rugelach and date cookies in the park as they make a wish for peace. Jane presents her newest book with an interactive story time at Greenlight, just in time to prepare for Rosh Hashana! Ages 3 to 8.