Jewish Values: All of Me

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New York
Publication Year: 
2019
Number of Pages: 
320 p.
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Seventh-grader Ari Rosensweig’s family has recently moved to California from New York, a transition made tumultuous by factors including serious conflict between his parents. Ari himself struggles with his weight and self-image, even engaging in self-harm, and a diet encouraged by his mother plays a major role in the story. In all this difficulty, the Rosensweigs have become distanced from Jewish ritual, but Ari starts Bar Mitzvah preparations as the story begins. Jewish content is woven in naturally. His bar mitzvah study reflects and encourages his taking ownership of his emotional development. Serious content is presented through light, accessible verse.
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ISBN: 
9781250305985
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No