My son Jack was excited to see we received a new book in the mail: Almost a Minyan, by Lori S. Kline. Granted, when I first read him the title, his eyes lit up as he looked for a picture on the cover of a “minion” from the Despicable Me movie series…
But as I read the book to him for bedtime, he was still very intrigued despite realizing that “minyan” is also a Hebrew word. As I read him the story, he learned about a tween girl from a close Jewish family.
After regularly seeing her father and grandfather regularly attend their town’s minyan (a public worship group of ten adults), she and her father experience a character arc after her grandfather passes away.
On the verge of her 14th birthday, she realizes she can be the one to qualify as the 10th adult necessary to keep the minyan going.
For Jewish families, this book will surely reinforce and further illustrate the traditions of the Hebrew faith.
For families outside the Jewish fold, this book will surely still engage the reader, as it introduces a new (yet ancient) culture.
Thanks for reading my book review today. I will close with basic marketing information of Almost a Minyan:
Release date: April 4, 2017
Publisher: Sociosights Press
Kindle Price: $7.99
Distribution: Itasca Books, Amazon/Ingram
eBook Distribution: Kindle, Nook