How to Find What You're Not Looking For

Book review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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age 10+

Remarkable, intimate exploration of ethnic identity.

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age 9+

My granddaughter gave me this book to read

This is a YA book but I found it hard to put down. It looks at interracial marriage in the 60’s and the prejudices about it. I married out of my faith (I’m Jewish) and my daughter married a Hindu from India. Now I have three grandchildren. My granddaughter (12) loves this book, too. I find the book intelligently written. The author’s note talks about her family experiences that contributed to her writing it. I would like to try other books by her now.

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For kids who love coming-of age stories and tales of social justice

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