My Name is Wakawakaloch!

Wakawakaloch shortlisted for the UNICEF Prize in Children’s Literature 2023

My Name Is Wakawakaloch (Je M’appelle Wakawakaloch) has been shortlisted for the UNICEF Prize in Children’s Literature 2023 in the 6-8 year old category on theme of family.

Our names are important!

Our names are important! In this video for PJ Library on Facebook, I shared the origins of my name and a fun activity for families to explore the power of our names using my book, MY NAME IS WAKAWAKALOCH.

Wantagh Elementary School

I had a wonderful online author visit with 150 students from Wantagh Elementary School in Wantagh, NY. One WAKAWAKLOCH fan even made me a T-shirt with my name on it! Booking online visits for camps, schools, and libraries.

Storytime at the Curious Reader

Meet me at Storytime at the Curious Reader, 229 Rock Road, in Glen Rock, NJ, on Sunday, Nov. 24, @ 1 PM.

Storytime Bonanza

Join me at the Storytime Bonanza at Books of Wonder, 217 West 84 Street, NYC, on Sunday, Oct. 6, 11:30 am!


When the Night King from Game of Thrones (aka Vladimir Furdik) tells you to write many, many more book after “Vakavakaloch,” you get right to work!

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried wished Chana congrrratulations on Wakawakaloch! And now he needs a nap!

Akbar Gbajabilamila, host of American Ninja Warrior

Here’s Akbar Gbajabilamila, host of American Ninja Warrior, congratulating Chana on Wakawakaloch! (At least he got Chana’s name right!)

Hoedown by comedian Colin Mochrie

Listen to the hoedown by comedian Colin Mochrie (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) in honor of the launch of Wakawakaloch!

Book Launch Party

Meet Chana at the Book Launch Party for My Name is Wakawakaloch! Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, 2-4 PM at the Teaneck Library!