All you Jewish kids who need some extra love come Christmas-time can rest easy — you’re not alone. Amanda Peet feels your pain.
According to AP, the actress is writing a children’s book about growing up Jewish. “Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein” will tell the story of a young Jewish girl who wonders why Santa never stops by her house.
The picture book, written in collaboration with Peet’s friend Andrea Troyer, is set to be published by Random House in fall 2015.
“When my two children, Frankie and Molly, started asking me why we don’t have a Christmas tree and colored lights on the roof and a plate of cookies for Santa, it was hard to come up with an appealing answer,” explained Peet in a statement. “The book came out of a desire to capture the feeling of being left out during the Christmas holidays and to explain how you can’t always get what you want—and how sorting that out, for Jews and Gentiles alike, is part of what the holiday spirit is all about.”
Peet has two children with “Game of Thrones” co-creator David Benioff.
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Amanda Peet Felt Left Out At Christmas