Elana would love to visit your school virtually!
Virtual Author Visit Offerings:
The 'Super-Nose Effect': Writing & Creativity Workshop
What makes a story shine? Unique characters, of course. The main character of my books, Saralee Siegel, lives in a restaurant and celebrates the Jewish holidays with her family and friends. But Saralee isn't an ordinary girl. She has an unusual ability- a SUPER-NOSE! In this session, I will share with you my journey to bring Saralee to life. Then it will be time for you to create your own character with a unique super-power or ability. Maybe your character can shoot lava out of their hands? Maybe they can turn into a sparkly unicorn? No matter what your character can do, we’ll definitely put our brains to the test and have lots of fun!
Writing Jewish Books: Judaism and Identity in Children's Literature
In this interactive presentation, my goal is to inspire the next generation of Jewish authors to write and publish their stories. First I will share my journey to become a children's author and the role Judaism plays in my creative life. We will address why it's important for Jewish children to see themselves reflected positively in contemporary literature. Then I will share with you my process to turn an idea into a real book. Where do my ideas come from? How do I revise my stories? Who illustrates the book... and MORE!
“Elana Rubinstein was a wonderful Zoom presenter! She talked about writing stories in her head and then writing them down on paper. She and the children discussed how it feels good to be represented by seeing Jewish characters in books and on TV. She encouraged everyone to explore their creativity!”
— Lisa Bernstein
Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor
Would you like to order Elana's books at a discount for your school? Contact Elana to learn more about purchasing books directly from Behrman House.
· All schools receive a 5% discount to start
· 15% at 5 copies or more
· 30% at 10 copies or more