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The Resource The length of a string, by Elissa Brent Weissman

The length of a string, by Elissa Brent Weissman

Label
The length of a string
Title
The length of a string
Statement of responsibility
by Elissa Brent Weissman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Twelve-year-old Imani, the only black girl in Hebrew school, is preparing for her bat mitzvah and hoping to find her birthparents when she discovers the history of adoption in her own family through her great-grandma Anna's Holocaust-era diary
  • "Imani is adopted, and she's ready to search for her birth parents. But when she discovers the diary her Jewish great-grandmother wrote chronicling her escape from Holocaust-era Europe, Imani begins to see family in a new way. Imani knows exactly what she wants as her big bat mitzvah gift: to find her birth parents. She loves her family and her Jewish community in Baltimore, but she has always wondered where she came from, especially since she's black and almost everyone she knows is white. Then her mom's grandmother--Imani's great-grandma Anna--passes away, and Imani discovers an old journal among her books. It's Anna's diary from 1941, the year she was twelve and fled Nazi-occupied Luxembourg alone, sent by her parents to seek refuge in Brooklyn, New York. Anna's diary records her journey to America and her new life with an adoptive family of her own. And as Imani reads the diary, she begins to see her family, and her place in it, in a whole new way."--Publisher's description
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10663967
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weissman, Elissa Brent
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
730L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.W448182
LC item number
Le 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
5.0
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adopted children
  • African American girls
  • African Americans
  • Adoption
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Families
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Identity
  • Families
  • Jews
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Adoption
  • JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Holocaust
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Adopted children
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Families
  • African Americans
  • Adoption
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The length of a string, by Elissa Brent Weissman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1000232980
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9780735229471
Lccn
2017043498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000232980
Label
The length of a string, by Elissa Brent Weissman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1000232980
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9780735229471
Lccn
2017043498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000232980

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