From the list on celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah.
Who am I?
I was inspired to write Eight Candles and a Tree after I couldn’t find a picture book about a child who celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah to read to my granddaughter. I had extensive professional experience as a writer and children’s television producer, and I decided to write a book that would resonate with children who celebrate both holidays. I have been pleasantly surprised by the book's consistent sales over the past eight years, and am happy to see that there are now more books on this issue.
Simone's book list on celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah
Why did Simone love this book?
At school Sam feels different from his classmates because he celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah, but after talking it through with his mom, he realizes that he’s excited to be able to observe two holidays instead of one.
The book addresses a child’s feeling of being different because his parents have different religious backgrounds.