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It all comes down to this

by English, Karen,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 32 Libraries 32 of 33 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Juvenile Fiction J ENG
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv ENGLISH Karen
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Braddock Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J F ENG
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Braddock Carnegie Library - Turtle Creek Juvenile Fiction J F ENG
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Fiction JUV English
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Bridgeville Public Library Public Library Children's Fiction JUV FIC ENG
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION English
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION English
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CLP - Hill District Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION English
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CLP - Homewood Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION English
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CLP - Knoxville Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION English
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CLP - Sheraden Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION English
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION English
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Childrens j FIC ENG
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Green Tree Public Library Children's JF ENG
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Fiction J FIC ENG
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction J ENGLISH KAREN
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Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF ENGLISH Karen
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j ENGLISH Karen
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J FIC ENGLI
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J ENG
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j ENG
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Young Adult YA Fic Eng
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Robinson Library Middle Grade Section MG FIC ENGLISH
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Scott Township Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC ENGLIS
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Fiction J F ENG
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j ENGLISH
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South Fayette Township Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC ENG
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Western Allegheny Community Library Middle Grade MG ENGLISH
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Whitehall Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF English
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Fiction J ENG REALISTIC FICTION
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Summary
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
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Bookish, quiet Sophie lives in a mostly white, middle-class neighborhood in L.A. with her class-conscious parents and older sister, Lily, who can pass for white. Life seems fairly easy, though she's certainly no stranger to the cruelty of racism. But in the summer of 1965, as the Watts riots fill the news, several changes shake up Sophie's world: she finds evidence of her father's infidelity; her sister starts dating a darker-skinned man, whose experience of being black is much different from theirs; and she personally sees the unfairness of widespread racism when she auditions for a play at the community center. Amid classic middle-grade topics, English deftly weaves a vivid, nuanced story about the complexity of black identity and the broad implications of prejudice. The Watts riots appear mostly in the background, but English stirringly highlights how black anger isn't localized solely among victims of police brutality. Rather, rage simmers everywhere. Even Sophie, whose most aggressive move is defiantly shouldering past a white girl in the library, thinks to herself, Gosh, that was a wonderful feeling being colored and liking to fight. Through Sophie's first-person narrative, readers will gain an insight into her struggle to puzzle out her identity, particularly when what she knows about herself is at odds with the expectations and assumptions of the various communities she inhabits. Thoughtful and well wrought, this novel is compassionate, pointed, and empowering.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Set against the backdrop of the 1965 Los Angeles riots, this illuminating novel explores an African-American girl's awakening to racial division in her community. Twelve-year-old Sophie's family moves to a white L.A. neighborhood just months before Sophie's older sister, Lily, will leave to attend college in Atlanta. It might be a step up for the girls' status-conscious mother, but Sophie is miserable: her parents' marriage is on the brink, her mother has hired the grim and critical Mrs. Baylor as housekeeper, and almost no one is interested in being Sophie's friend. After Sophie meets Nathan-Mrs. Baylor's handsome, college-age son (who is too dark-skinned to get Sophie's mother's approval)-she learns how destructive prejudice can be. Through his stories, Sophie begins to see the world differently, and when violent hate crimes break out in his neighborhood, Sophie witnesses firsthand the dangers from which she has been shielded. Expressing subtle and blatant bigotries alike, English (the Carver Chronicles series) movingly reveals how an impressionable and intelligent child learns from the injustices that touch her, her family, and her friends. Ages 10-12. Agent: Steven Chudney, Chudney Agency. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Families -- California -- Los Angeles -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Race relations -- Juvenile fiction.
Riots -- Juvenile fiction.
Family life -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Riots -- Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston :2017
Language English
Description 355 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780358098539
9780544839571
0544839579
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