As the only black girl at Hebrew school, Imani’s less than curious about her adoptive family’s Jewish history, and more than a little curious about her own. How can she find out about her birth family without hurting her mom’s feelings?
Ages 10+
Pages 380
Publisher Penguin Random House
Sydney Taylor Silver Medal Winner

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62 Reviews

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Amazing book!

Review by Ezra

This is an amazing book! Read it if you like suspense, drama, and mystery all together! 5 STARS

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The Length of a String

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Pretty good.

Review by Heg1021

Good book. Really happy ending! Would recommend this more to older kids. A bit sad.

Aug 06, 2020 12:02 PM
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I Loved This Book!!!!!!!!

Review by Mjltheatersupergirl

In this book an African-American Jewish girl, named Imani, finds her late, great grandmother’s old diary. All Imani wants for her Bat Mitzvah, is to find out more about her birth parents. From her great grandmother’s diary, she learns that family is anyone who loves and cares about you. The book is awesome and I recommend it!

Aug 03, 2020 05:23 PM
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Review by yellowisgreat

This book is great!! it showed her grandmother's history and her life together. one of my favorites!! definitely recommended

Jul 10, 2020 12:59 PM
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Good book

Review by GlitterSparkles

I liked this book. It showed me how sensitive some people are. And how confusing the road of private adoption can be for the child.

Jul 08, 2020 06:49 PM
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lenght of the string

Review by Lakeslancers

it was different.

Jul 06, 2020 04:35 PM