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It All Comes Down to This
by Karen English

    Publication Date: Dec 17, 2019
    List Price: $7.99
    Format: Paperback, 368 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Young Adult
    ISBN13: 9780358098539
    Imprint: Clarion Books
    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Parent Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Paperback Description:

    A powerful middle grade coming-of-age novel set in a slowly integrating upper middle class Los Angeles neighborhood in the summer of 1965, from a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning author. Perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia and Sharon M. Draper.

    It’s 1965, Los Angeles. Sophie is the new black kid in a nearly all-white neighborhood; her beloved sister, Lily, is going away to college soon; and her parents’ marriage is rocky. Plus, there’s her family’s new, disapproving housekeeper to deal with. Then riots erupt in nearby Watts and a friend is unfairly arrested, and Sophie learns that life—and her own place in it—is even more complicated than she’d once thought.

    "Honest, witty … relatable. Unfairness and race-consciousness run through the story—so do surprises. Bigotry wears many guises. Kindness does too." —Wall Street Journal

    "Thoughtful and well-wrought … . Compassionate, pointed, and empowering." —Booklist, starred review

    "An impressive coming-of-age story." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

    "Reveals how an impressionable and intelligent child learns from the injustices that touch her, her family, and her friends." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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