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Susan Kusel has turned a life as a book lover into many careers as an author, librarian, and bookseller. She has served on lots of book award committees, including the 2015 Caldecott committee. Her debut book, The Passover Guest, illustrated by Sean Rubin will be published in January 2021 with Neal Porter Books/Holiday House.

Trees and Miracles

Today is the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat, the holiday of the trees. 

 Trees have always felt like miracles to me. The way they grow tall and strong. The way their flowers bloom and their leaves change. The way fruit forms on their branches. The way they come to life again and burst into vibrant color every spring.

 Of all trees, I have my favorites. 

 They are the cherry trees in the Tidal Basin in

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