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‘Emmy Goes to Kindergarten’ Book Launch Featured at CES Back to School Book Bash on 9/28

Emmy Hoffman Born without fingers on her right hand because of a condition called symbrachydactyly, Cheltenham Elementary second grader Emmy Hoffman will celebrate the release of a second illustrated book chronicling her amazing journey at the CES Back to School Book Bash, which will feature the launch of “Emmy Goes to Kindergarten,” on Friday, Sept. 28 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from the sale of “Emmy Goes to Kindergarten” that evening will benefit Special Education at CES.

Written by Emmy’s mother Jocelyn Hoffman, “Emmy Goes to Kindergarten” is set at Cheltenham Elementary School and is “about a special little girl embarking on the elementary school adventure.”  Jocelyn Hoffman will appear in an interview about the book on Saturday, Sept. 22 on Fox29.

Jocelyn Hoffman wrote her first Emmy-centric book, “Emmy’s Amazing Hand,” in 2016. All proceeds from that book benefit Philadelphia’s Shriners Hospital for Children.” The book “captures how a child with a physical difference develops her own ways to complete activities that children participate in on a daily basis.”

Both books are illustrated by local Gary Undercuffler,  the husband of retired CES teacher Dianna Undercuffler.