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How to Find What You're Not Looking for

How to Find What You're Not Looking for

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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.

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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.

Author: Veera Hiranandani
Publisher: Kokila
Published: 09/14/2021
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.60w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9780525555032
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.6
Point Value: 10
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 512837 / How to Find What You're Not Looking for

Award: Sydney Taylor Book Award - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2021
School Library Journal 09/01/2021 pg. 86
Booklist 09/01/2021 pg. 75
Publishers Weekly 09/27/2021
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2021 pg. 102
Shelf Awareness 11/16/2021

About the Author
Veera Hiranandani, author of the Newbery Honor-winning The Night Diary, earned her MFA in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of The Whole Story of Half a Girl, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a South Asia Book Award finalist. A former editor at Simon & Schuster, she now teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College's Writing Institute.

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