In The Flower Girl Wore Celery, flower girl Emma can’t wait for her cousin Hannah’s wedding. She’ll wear a celery dress and walk down the aisle with the ring bear, leading the way for the happy bride and groom – or at least, that’s what Emma assumes. But nothing turns out to be quite what she’s expecting, as Hannah’s new spouse turns out to be another bride!
With the striking down of DOMA and the broad acceptance and welcoming of same sex marriage in the Jewish community, this is the first book in the marketplace about a lesbian Jewish wedding. Jewish wedding customs are woven into the story, making this book not just about same sex marriages but about all Jewish weddings.
Published by Kar-Ben Publishing, an award-winning publisher of Jewish children’s books, the manuscript was discovered in Keshet’s national book-writing contest. We’re so proud to have played such a key role in the publication of this book.
The Flower Girl Wore Celery is available from Kar-Ben Publishing. Keshet receives 20 percent on all purchases of this book. Please add the promotion code KESHET in the comments section during checkout.
About the Author
Meryl G. Gordon was raised on the south shore of Long Island near the beach, which is her favorite place in the world. She graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy. She holds an M.A. in Computer Science from Iona College. Her lifelong passion is supporting, promoting and advocating for lifelong Jewish education. Meryl and her husband live in Stamford, Connecticut, where they raised their three children.
About the Illustrator
Holly Clifton-Brown was born in London and attended Chelsea School of Art, Media, and Design and Bristol UWE Faculty of Art, Media and Design, where she attained a B.A. in Illustration. Her work has been exhibited at The London Transport Museum. She is the author and illustrator of Annie Hoot and the Knitting Extravaganza and has illustrated other picture books including Big Bouffant and Big Birthday.
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