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    Free download The Length of a String Elissa Brent Weissman ✓ 9 Summary Summary æ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Elissa Brent Weissman Wow wow wow This book is really special Highly recommend for all middle school bookshelves and it should be easy to tie into curriculum Beautiful wonderful bookThis is the story of Imani an adopted Black girl in a Jewish family who discovers her great grandmother's diary telling the story of that 12 year old girl's escape from Europe in 1941 And at the same time Imani wants to know about where SHE came from her bio fa

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    Elissa Brent Weissman ✓ 9 Summary Summary æ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Elissa Brent Weissman [E–pub/Pdf] The Length of a String author Elissa Brent Weissman Twelve year old Imani Mandel was told she could have anything she wanted as her Bat Mitzvah gift And she knows just what she wants but she's too afraid to ask for it Imani was adopted and now she is wondering about her biological parents and wants to know who she is and who they are It's especially important to her since she is a young black girl and her parents are a white Jewish couple albeit very loving parentsAs part of their

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Length of a String author Elissa Brent Weissman This book is about a 12 year old girl named Imani She was adopted by a Jewish family at a very young age At the time of her bat mitzvah her parents said that she ask for anything So Imani desperately want to find

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    Free download The Length of a String Elissa Brent Weissman ✓ 9 Summary [E–pub/Pdf] The Length of a String author Elissa Brent Weissman This is an extremely well written and engrossing novel connecting the past to the presentIn 2014 Imani's great grandmother Anna dies leaving all of her books to her great grandchildren Among the stacks Imani discovers Anna's journal from 1941 Anna chronicles her journey from Luxembourg to America Sent to live with a family in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn Anna must not only adapt to life in a new country new school new language and cu

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Length of a String author Elissa Brent Weissman Summary æ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Elissa Brent Weissman Elissa Brent Weissman ✓ 9 Summary Anna and her twin Belle are identical They live in Luxembourg with their parents and siblings It is 1941 and Hitler has invaded the small country All the Jews including Anna and Belle's family must wear yellow stars on their coats A

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    Free download The Length of a String [E–pub/Pdf] The Length of a String author Elissa Brent Weissman Summary æ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Elissa Brent Weissman In spite of this fairly common trope connecting the past to the present through a diary I found this book engrossing and worthwhile The characters are well drawn and the story interesting The connections between

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Length of a String author Elissa Brent Weissman This one made me cry Imani is a black girl adopted into a Jewish family and is now preparing for her bat mitzvah Some months before that event her great grandmother Anna dies and she inherits Anna’s diary of the year she was 12 1941 Anna was sent from her family in Luxembourg to live with relatives in NYC by herself and records her sorrows hopes and joys Imani reads this journal and wrestles with how to tell her parents about her interest

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Length of a String author Elissa Brent Weissman Such a great book I loved this unusual take on the holocaust and the two different time periods this takes place in Really glad I stumbled on this and will definitely be recommending it

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Elissa Brent Weissman ✓ 9 Summary Free read Þ The Length of a String ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Imani is adopted and she's ready to search for her birthparents But when she discovers the diary her Jewish great grandmother wrote chronicling her escape from Holocaust era Europe Imani begins to see family in a new wayImani knows exactly what she wants as her big bat mitzvah gift to meet her birthparents She loves her family and her Jewish communi. Twelve year old Imani Mandel was told she could have anything she wanted as her Bat Mitzvah gift And she knows just what she wants but she s too afraid to ask for it Imani was adopted and now she is wondering about her biological parents and wants to know who she is and who they are It s especially important to her since she is a young black girl and her parents are a white Jewish couple albeit very loving parentsAs part of their Bat Mitzvah preparations everyone in Imani s hebrew school class must do a Holocaust project an assignment she has found to be pretty uninspiring That is until she finds the diaryImani knew her great grandmother Anna has come to America from Luxembourg when she was young but when the Rabbi at her funeral mentions something about her new family Imani begins to wonder if Anna had also been adopted Later Imani is told that Anna had left all her books to her her younger brother Jaime and a younger cousin Isabel While sorting through the books Imani finds the diary that Anna begun on the ship to the United States in August 1941 and which she had conveniently translated the Luxembourgish entries into English in 1950As she reads the diary Imani learns about Anna s life with her twin Belle her parents older brother Kurt and young siblings Mina Greta and Oliver about life in Nazi occupied Luxembourg and despite have sponsors in the US about how they were forced to make a last minute when the passeur suddenly jacked up the cost of false papers and passage allowing only one person to travel to New York and safety instead of twoAnna was taken in by a couple Max and Hannah living in Bensonhurst Brooklyn Max was a furrier working in the garment district for his two uncles who has escaped the Russian pogroms as young men Anna s first friend is a boy named Freddy who helps her pick up English pretty uickly teaches her the kind of street games played by kids and even introduces her to the Coney Island Cyclone Anna records all of this in her diary hoping to share it with Belle if and when she and the rest of her family arrive in NY Sadly Imani already knows that Anna s family has perished in the Holocaust making her yearning all the poignantAs Imani reads her diary she decides to make Luxembourg during the Holocaust her hebrew school project with the help of Anna s diary Using Anna s story as a way to speak to her own parents about finding out who she is seems like a good idea but she is still too scared to talk to her parents about it It takes a surprising discovery for Imani to finally open up about what she wants In the end both Anna and Imani have to learn that their identity is not necessarily jsut a matter of a biological connection as much as it is feeling a deep connected to one s family traditions and history A word about the title it is the answer to the uestion how long is a piece of string and length is unknown variable or infinite Here the Anna and Imani s connection to their families is unmeasurableThis was an interesting story about identity though I felt that a little about Imani being black could have been included with the same conclusion Her Jewish roots were definitely privileged over her African American roots and I couldn t help but wonder what Imani sees when she looks in the mirror Deep down inside I also felt that in real life this would be an issue that will return in Imani s futureI have to agree with Ms Yingling when she says she wished the book had followed Anna s story and Imani s had been it s own story Both would have felt richer and full bodied then combining them I did want to know about Anna s family in Luxembourg Did they ever receive the package that Anna and Hannah sent to them Were they really forced into the Lodz Ghetto as the people in shul speculatedAnd I wanted to know why Imani was given up for adoption And why her adoptive mother kept the name her biological mother gave her Weissman writes they both mean Faith but I would have expected her Jewish mother to change it to Faith but she didn t I did like the fact that Weissman included enough about Imani s life so that the reader knows she is also just a kid on the verge of becoming a teen There are tennis games Imani is uite a good player a best friend other friends parties boys crushes and all the usual interests of a girl who is 12 going on 13While some things make this novel feel a bit incomplete which is too bad I still think it is an important book about adoption and family and definitely recommend it to young readersThis book is recommended for readers age 10This book was borrowed from the NYPLA passeur was a person who smuggled people out of Nazi occupied territories They were often resistance fighters who escorted down pilots to safety as well as Jews Here the impression is that the passeur isn t a very honorable person Though some passeurs were heroes after the war there were also charges that some has profited from the desperation of the people they were helping to escape

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The Length of a String

Elissa Brent Weissman ✓ 9 Summary Free read Þ The Length of a String ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Parents to seek refuge in Brooklyn Written as a series of letters to the twin sister she had to leave behind Anna's diary records her journey to America and her new life with an adopted family Anna's diary and Imani's birthparent search intertwine to tell the story of two girls each searching for family and identity in her own time and in her own w. Such a great book I loved this unusual take on the holocaust and the two different time periods this takes place in Really glad I stumbled on this and will definitely be recommending it

Elissa Brent Weissman ✓ 9 Summary

Elissa Brent Weissman ✓ 9 Summary Free read Þ The Length of a String ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ty in Balti but she has always wondered where she came from especially since she's black and almost everyone she knows is white When her mom's grandmother Imani's great grandma Anna passes away Imani discovers an old diary among her books It's Anna's diary from 1941 the year she was twelve the year she fled Nazi occupied Luxembourg alone sent by her. Anna and her twin Belle are identical They live in Luxembourg with their parents and siblings It is 1941 and Hitler has invaded the small country All the Jews including Anna and Belle s family must wear yellow stars on their coats All of those who can get out are doing so getting to America if they can but it s very expensive Anna s parents decide that some of the children must get out now and the rest of the family will follow as soon as they can Anna is to go to her father s second cousin and his wife who live in Brooklyn NY Anna is terribly sick on the long journey by boat and writes her thoughts and fears in her journal so she can remember everything to share with her twin when she sees her again Her relatives are kind and Anna s English improves uickly once she is enrolled in school but she worries that she hasn t heard anything from her familyYears later Anna s great granddaughter finds her journal and is drawn in to Anna s journey Just like Anna did at first Imani also feels like an outsider She is adopted and her dark skin doesn t match her parents at all She has always wondered about her birth parents but hasn t been able to get up the nerve to ask her parents for information about them But through Anna s story Imani begins to see her family and her place in it in a whole new way Loved this one Recommended for historical fiction fans in grades 5 and up

  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • The Length of a String
  • Elissa Brent Weissman
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  • 07 May 2018
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