We are a Covid-19 household, gearing up for Passover. Here’s what I’m thinking about. This afternoon I’m making nut-free charoset, which should wipe me out for the rest of the day. 

Last weekend was National Refugee Shabbat, which most of us missed, because it’s super-hard to look beyond our own doorstep right now, which I totally get. Here’s a list of excellent children’s and young adult books about refugees and asylum seekers published since 2018 (since I last did a roundup of refugee books in 2017). 

And a lifetime ago I went to San Francisco to see a museum show about Levi Strauss. It’s really good. I hope other people get to see it as some point.

In other news, Susan McCarthy and I sold our SorryWatch book proposal! The working title is Sorry Sorry Sorry: The Case for Good Apologies. Look, we were a “Deal of the Day” in Publishers Marketplace! 

Publisher's Marketplace Deal of the Day

The book is now slated to be published by Gallery Books (a division of Simon & Schuster) in January 2022, when surely Covid-19 will be a dim memory and we all have hoverboards.

Healthwise, my husband and kids are feeling much better, thank you for asking. I’m lagging a bit behind them. (Maybe it’s a secondary infection? I DO NOT KNOW.) The three oldest members of the household got pretty sick; younger kid may or may not have had a mild case. Regardless, we gave up on social distancing at home because it was making Kid #2 so depressed. Anyway, we’re all doing fine; I still have a low fever and chest tightness/gunk, which is not fun but is better than a HIGH fever, dizziness, confusion, and really scary breathing trouble, which I had before? Always look on the bright side of life! 


  1. tanita♥ April 6, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Second: I missed your book announcement, and I am ALL THE FLAILS!!!! YOU GUYS!!!! How EXCITING!!!!!!

    Okay, that truly is my exclamation point usage for the day tapped out.
    But, seriously: well done, in the whole living/breathing/writing thing. Yay, you. ♥

  2. marjorieingall April 6, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    thank you, tanita!!!!!!! and hell yeah, breathing and writing call for exclamation points!!!!

  3. Alexandra Schmidt April 9, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    Have admired your work for years. Sorry you have been unwell, so glad that the worst of the plague passed you over and you and your family are on the mend.

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