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Shanna Silva

Shanna Silva is an author, freelance writer and Broadway Producer. She is the author of two children's picture books, Passover Scavenger Hunt (2017) and Hannah's Hanukkah Hiccups (2018), and more than 25 high/low books for struggling readers for the educational market.

In addition, she has written for the parenting blog, Kveller, Bella Magazine, Twins Magazine, and her essays can be found in the anthologies Multiples Illuminated I and II, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Shanna graduated from New York University (Phi Beta Kappa) with a BA in Psychology, and has taken Masters Level writing classes at Hofstra University.

In addition to her writing career, Shanna is also a Broadway Producer: The Inheritance, Little Shop of Horrors (Off-Broadway), Tootsie (Tony nomination), Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Tootsie, Once on This Island (Tony award), Anastasia (Broadway and US Tour), The Visit (Tony nomination), and Leap of Faith (Tony nomination).

Published Works:

Hannah's Hanukkah Hiccups

It's Hanukkah, and Hannah Hartman can't stop Hiccupping! Her neighbors try to help by sharing their sometimes silly, always fun, remedies: "Drink pickle juice backwards," says Mr. Brown, while Señora Rivera gives Hannah a wet, red string to place on her forehead. Hannah tries ginger ale, breathing into a paper bag, and even slathering peanut butter on her latkes! Nothing works. How will she be able to perform her solo at the Hebrew school play if her hiccups don't go away?

Published 2018 by Apples & Honey Press.

Passover Scavenger Hunt

Rachel's uncle is terrible at hiding the afikomen. It's always too easy to find! So this year, Rachel decides to take over. She finds the perfect hiding spot and creates a series of clues for her cousins to follow. Can you guess where the hunt will lead them?

Published 2017 by Kar-Ben.

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