It All Comes Down to This
by Karen English
Publication Date: Jul 11, 2017
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Clarion Books
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Parent Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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It’s 1965, Los Angeles. All twelve-year-old Sophie wants to do is write her book, star in the community play, and hang out with her friend Jennifer. But she’s 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. There’s also her family’s new, disapproving housekeeper to deal with. When riots erupt in nearby Watts and a friend is unfairly arrested, Sophie learns that life—and her own place in it—is even more complicated than she’d once thought.
Leavened with gentle humor, this story is perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia.
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
- Juvenile Fiction / Girls & Women
- Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 20Th Century
- Juvenile Fiction / Lifestyles / City & Town Life
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
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