“Braced” Author Visits

Top Pick April 30, 2017 Newton Free 0
(Courtesy Photo)
(Courtesy Photo)

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.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Temple Shalom
175 Temple St
Newton, MA 02465

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