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What Makes Us

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What Makes Us
Written by Rafi Mittlefehldt
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781536219050
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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 passionate about 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 when a heated moment at the protest goes viral, a reporter connects the Sharon family to a tragedy fifteen years earlier—and asks if Eran is anything like his father, a terrorist. Eran wonders the same thing, especially when people he’s known for years at his school and temple begin 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.

“This coming-of-age story has heft—and much relevance. . . . An excellent choice.” —School Library Journal
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536219053 /  9781536219050
on sale date:
05/2021
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Paperback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
352 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Boys & Men; Family; Social Themes;
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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