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Publisher's Summary

New historical fiction from a Newbery Honor-winning author about how middle schooler Ariel Goldberg's life changes when her big sister elopes following the 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision, and she's forced to grapple with both her family's prejudice and the antisemitism she experiences, as she defines her own beliefs.

Twelve-year-old Ariel Goldberg's life feels like the moment after the final guest leaves the party. Her family's Jewish bakery runs into financial trouble, and her older sister has eloped with a young man from India following the Supreme Court decision that strikes down laws banning interracial marriage. As change becomes Ariel's only constant, she's left to hone something that will be with her always - her own voice.

©2021 Veera Hiranandani (P)2021 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

Sydney Taylor Award Winner

Jane Addams Children's Book Award Winner

National Jewish Book Award Finalist

A Junior Library Guild Selection

A 2022 ALSC Notable Children’s Book

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

"A splendid historical fiction tale of bravery and determination." (School Library Journal, starred review)

"...explores the benefits and costs of assimilation and the complexity of being both white and a religious minority in America then — and now." (Publisher's Weekly, starred review)

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