What Makes Us

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What Makes Us
Written by Rafi Mittlefehldt
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763697508
ISBN-13: 9780763697501
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What Makes Us

author: Rafi Mittlefehldt

Eran Sharon knows nothing of his father except that he left when Eran was a baby. Now a senior in high school and living with his protective but tight-lipped mother, Eran is a passionate young man deeply interested in social justice and equality. When he learns that the Houston police have launched a program to increase traffic stops, Eran organizes a peaceful protest. But a heated moment at the protest goes viral, and a reporter connects the Sharon family to a tragedy fifteen years earlier — and asks if Eran is anything like his father, a supposed terrorist. Soon enough, Eran is wondering the same thing, especially when the people he’s gone to school and temple with for years start to look at him differently. Timely, powerful, and full of nuance, Rafi Mittlefehldt’s sophomore novel confronts the prejudices, fears, and strengths of family and community, striking right to the heart of what makes us who we are.

A viral video reveals a teen’s dark family history, leaving him to reckon with his heritage, legacy, and identity in this fiery, conversation-starting novel.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763697508 /  9780763697501
on sale date:
10/2019
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
352 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Fiction; Boys & Men; Alternative Family; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Rafi Mittlefehldt is a writer who has worked as a newspaper reporter, freelance theater critic, and children’s author. His debut novel was It Looks Like This. Rafi Mittlefehldt lives with his husband in New York City.
 
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