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It All Comes Down to This

Title

It All Comes Down to This

Authors

Karen English

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Pages

368 pages

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780544839571

Genre

historical

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; prejudice

Annotation

Perfect for fans of Glory Be, this charming middle grade coming-of-age novel set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1965 is narrated by Sophie, a precocious, sheltered twelve-year-old. But when her family becomes the first African Americans to move into their upper middle-class neighborhood and riots erupt in nearby Watts, she learns that life-and her own place in it-is a lot more complicated than it had seemed.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Keywords

family life; riots; families; race relations; Los Angeles; school; period

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

It All Comes Down to This

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