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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
Awards
Sydney Taylor Silver Medal Winner

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67 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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Amazing!

Review by Seg1020

In the Length of a String, Imani's Bat Mitzvah is coming up and all she wants to know is where she comes from. She is adopted and doesn't know a lot about her birth parents. Then one day, she finds her great-grandma Anna's diary, and she reads about how she came over to America to escape the Nazi's. Imani's reads about Anna's hopes and dreams of her new life in America. I was so hooked on the book I finished in less then 4 hours. It was truly incredible! I could relate to this book because I am Jewish, and don't always come across many fabulous books as this one. Definitely recommend!!!!

Aug 23, 2021 05:40 PM
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Amazing book

Review by hotchocolate09

This book was so good and exiting it leaves you wondering a lot. I didn't want to stop reading it. It is a little sad and if you get scared really easily you might not like it.

Apr 05, 2021 03:13 PM
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Sad...

Review by WWimsgirl1

Great book but kinda sad and i don't like sad books

Mar 12, 2021 11:56 AM
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I loved this book!

Review by Tamarbooks

This book was so amazing! I loved every little detail! It intrigued me so much!

Feb 02, 2021 04:52 PM
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The Length of a String

Review by joyce

The Length of a String is an amazing historical fiction/WWII book about a girl who finds the diary of her great-grandmother, from the Holocaust, soon after she dies. This evokes a powerful feeling inside her, and she longs to find out about her own history, as she was adopted. I would recommend this book to people who like historical fiction books about the Holocaust, and like books with some mysteries of identity and the meaning of family. This book is probably best for older and more mature kids who are 9 years old and above, and understand the topic of the Holocaust. This was a great book, and I'd give it 4.5 stars, but I was not able to.

Dec 26, 2020 06:58 PM