An interfaith friendship develops when Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, overlaps with the Muslim holiday of Ramadan—an occurence that happens only once every thirty years or so. Moses Feldman, a Jewish boy, lives at one end of Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, while Mohammed Hassan, a Muslim boy, lives at the other. One day they meet at Sahadi’s market while out shopping with their mothers and are mistaken for brothers. A friendship is born, and the boys bring their families together to share rugelach and date cookies in the park as they make a wish for peace.
Jane Breskin Zalbin has created more than fifty books for children, including Mousterpiece (Roaring Book Press), Papa’s Latkes (Henry Holt & Co.), and Light (Dutton). A graphic designer and former children’s book art director, she teaches children’s book writing, illustration, and design at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She lives in Long Island, New York.