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This Time Will Be Different

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Captivating story of teen confronting the racist past.

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CJ is a captivating character who holds together an unlikely mix of storylines about the "language" of flowers, unmet expectations, lesbian mixers, and World War II history. While This Time Will Be Different tackles timely, controversial topics (what should be done about public buildings named for long-dead racists, and should a new generation make amends for the actions of a racist ancestor?), it's also a sweet, relatable, and often funny coming-of-age story about a girl who's determined to find her own true self.

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