Authors in Conversation


Ellen Leventhal, author of A Flood of Kindness
Presented in partnership with PJ Library, a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston.
Sunday, August 29 | 2:00 PM
For elementary aged children and their families 


Spread kindness with local author and educator, Ellen Leventhal, and her new book, A Flood of Kindness.

Charlotte, a young girl, watches floodwaters rise in her home and is forced to evacuate to a shelter with her parents. Kind people she doesn't know give her food, socks and shoes to keep her feet warm, and a place to sleep. As Charlotte adjusts to the shelter she grapples with feelings of anger and sadness. But as the days go by, one small act of kindness helps Charlotte realize that she has the power to help others, and only then does she begin to heal.

This is a Houston story, a Texas story, and ultimately, a universal story about the healing power of kindness.

Ellen will do a presentation for all children, and afterwards participants will have the opportunity to make kindness crafts or participate in a mitzvah writing workshop with Ellen.  Learn the writing process from a professional author, from idea to publication, and go home with a book. 

This even is FREE! Register Now

$15 pre-sale book/ticket bundle

Pre-purchase a signed copy of A Flood of Kindness now and pick it up at the event.  

Authors in Conversation is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.
For more information, please contact Amy Rahmani at