In this inspiring story, we follow Daniel as he tries to find out where his parents are going and what's inside the mysterious boxes they're carrying. Daniel's imagination runs wild--could there be a new baseball and glove inside? A giant birthday cake? A new toy car? As it turns out Daniel learns much more than what's in those boxes--he learns the true meaning of giving. This universal message is a beautiful way to share Jewish traditions with all readers. A note explains the concept of tzedakah and addresses what it means to give and how to give in a way to respect those we want to help.
About the Author
Liza Wiemer is an award-winning educator with over twenty years of teaching experience. Her second young adult novel, The Assignment, was published by Delacorte Press and has received numerous honors, including being named a 2021 Sydney Taylor Notable Book. To date, The Assignment has also been published in Russian, Polish, Italian, and Korean. Liza has had two adult nonfiction books published and several short stories included in the New York Times bestselling Small Miracles series. A graduate of UW-Madison, Liza has two married sons and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband, Jim.Illustrator, Margeaux Lucas, is based in New York. Her work has been used in books, plays, posters, greeting cards, jewelry, games, and toys.