Alyson Gerber, author of the acclaimed “Braced,” will talk about her debut book and inclusion. “Braced,” intended for middle schoolers, is about a girl who has scoliosis and deals with inclusion, friendship and resilience. Gerber, who grew up in Massachusetts, herself was in a brace as a youth.
★ A Junior Library Guild Selection
★ “Comparisons to Judy Blume’s Deenie (1973) might be inevitable, but Rachel stands admirably on her own.”
— Kirkus, Starred Review
★ “A masterfully constructed and highly empathetic debut about a different kind of acceptance.”
— Booklist, Starred Review
The program is in conjunction with the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project.+ More... - Less...