The Mexican Dreidel, with Ilan Stavans

Join us at the Yiddish Book Center for a free reading with Ilan Stavans on Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Ilan Stavans returns to his Mexican childhood in his charming picture book, The Mexican Dreidel, about tradition, resilience, and a magical dreidel.

About The Mexican Dreidel: The Jewish and Latino holidays of Posadas Hanukkah and Posadas come together as Danielito, who lives in Mexico, is finally old enough to visit Bobe, his grandmother, by himself on Janucá. The kids in Bobe’s neighborhood play with Mexican tops called trompos. Danielito does not have a trompo, but he has a dreidel. Soon the trompos follow the dreidel as it spins through the neighborhood, and Danielito makes nuevos amigos—new friends.

The Mexican Dreidel is written by Linda Elovitz Marshall and Ilan Stavans and illustrated by Maria Mola.

Join us at the Yiddish Book Center on Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. ET for a free family-friendly reading and author talk with Ilan Stavans.  

Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans is an award-winning writer, translator, and teacher born in Mexico. His work, adapted to the screen, TV, radio, and theater, has been published in more than twenty languages.