Jewish Values: Wide Awake

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Publication Year: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
221 p.
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The theme of this thought-provoking political novel is that teens can change the world for the better, if they set aside their differences and adopt a sense of community. It is set in the near-future and involves the challenged election of the country's first gay, Jewish president. Many of the main characters are gay, making this the first book of Jewish content for teens to deal frankly with gay relationships. The Jewish content is slight because some of the teachings attributed to Jesus are the characters' moral inspiration. Levitan writes with flair and Wide Awake has the potential to jolt teen readers wide awake.
ISBN: 
0-375-83466-4
Book ID: 
1076
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No