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It all comes down to this

by English, Karen,

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"In the summer of 1965, Sophie's family becomes the first African Americans to move into their upper middle-class neighborhood in Los Angeles. When riots erupt in nearby Watts, she learns that life and her own place in it are a lot more complicated than they had seemed"--
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CHAPTER 1: Mrs. Baylor
CHAPTER 3: The Bakers
CHAPTER 4: The Rest of Saturday
CHAPTER 5: She Got It!
CHAPTER 6: Mrs. Baylor's Room
CHAPTER 7: The Mansfields
CHAPTER 8: Transfiguration
CHAPTER 9: Marcia Stevens
CHAPTER 10: Don't Pass This Way
CHAPTER 11: The Beginning
CHAPTER 12: Tennis
CHAPTER 13: Suspicion
CHAPTER 14: China Cup
CHAPTER 15: Recital
CHAPTER 16: Once a Little Girl (and Before That, a Baby)
CHAPTER 17: Beach
CHAPTER 18: Something That Happens
CHAPTER 19: Letter
CHAPTER 20: Auditions
CHAPTER 21: Peach Preserves
CHAPTER 22: It All Comes Down to This
CHAPTER 23: Watts Rebellion
CHAPTER 24: Where's Nathan?
CHAPTER 25: Nathan's Words
CHAPTER 26: The La Brea Tar Pits
CHAPTER 27: Really Over
CHAPTER 28: Another Sunday
CHAPTER 29: So Long, Lily
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About the Author
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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"
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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."

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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
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Los Angeles (Calif.) History 20th century Juvenile fiction.
Electronic books.
20th century
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HMH Books2017
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience 680L
Language English
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ISBN 9781328695710
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