Local Mother and Daughter Pen Book Series

Dana Forman, a 2nd grade teacher at Central School in Larchmont, has teamed with her 16-year-old daughter, Sasha, to write and publish the recently released first book in their new children’s books series, “The Hoop Troop.” Aimed at children in grades 1-4, this inspiring and joyful book includes a discussion guide and speaks to diversity and inclusiveness along with other kind messages. 


“The Hoop Troop” was illustrated by Samantha Caponera. In addition to the book, Sasha and Dana partnered with the hoop-makers at Hoopologie to design hand-crafted hoops like the ones used by the characters in the book.


When the third-grade talent show is announced, Savannah Sage and her best friend Hudson are at a loss for what act to perform. With the help of their 16-year-old babysitter, Jazmin, they learn the art of dancing with a hoop along with the lesson that practice makes progress. Join Savannah and Hudson for their first adventure in this engaging series and become part of The Hoop Troop!


Dana hopes children all over the world will connect with the characters and that it will encourage them all to believe in themselves. She loves to spend time with her daughter Sasha, her husband Brett, her son Josh, and take long walks in nature with her dog, Daisy.


Sasha Forman is a 16-year-old high school student. In the summer of 2020, Sasha created a program where she taught hoop classes to local children. The grit and determination shown by her young hoopers, in addition to the fun and laughs shared, inspired Sasha to create The Hoop Troop series. She feels grateful to be able to share this experience with her mom, Dana. When Sasha is not writing or hooping, she enjoys reading, acting, and spending time with her family and friends.


 For more information about the book and the hoops, visit the website, www.thehooptroop.com.