“Braced” Author Visits

Top Pick April 30, 2017 Newton Free
(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
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