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Author Walters, Eric, 1957- author.
Title Broken strings / Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer.
Pub Info Toronto : Puffin Books, 2019.
book jacket
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Descript 282 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Audience 700L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader MG 4.8 9 9 506312
Summary A violin and a middle-school musical unleash a dark family secret in this moving story by an award-winning author duo. For fans of The Devil's Arithmetic and Hana's Suitcase. It's 2002. In the aftermath of the twin towers -- and the death of her beloved grandmother -- Shirli Berman is intent on moving forward. The best singer in her junior high, she auditions for the lead role in Fiddler on the Roof, but is crushed to learn that she's been given the part of the old Jewish mother in the musical rather than the coveted part of the sister. But there is an upside: her "husband" is none other than Ben Morgan, the cutest and most popular boy in the school. Deciding to throw herself into the role, she rummages in her grandfather's attic for some props. There, she discovers an old violin in the corner -- strange, since her Zayde has never seemed to like music, never even going to any of her recitals. Showing it to her grandfather unleashes an anger in him she has never seen before, and while she is frightened of what it might mean, Shirli keeps trying to connect with her Zayde and discover the awful reason behind his anger. A long-kept family secret spills out, and Shirli learns the true power of music, both terrible and wonderful.
Subject Musicals -- Juvenile fiction.
Acting -- Juvenile fiction.
Secrecy -- Juvenile fiction.
Holocaust survivors' families -- Juvenile fiction.
Violin -- Juvenile fiction.
Jews -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Actors and actresses -- Fiction.
Violin -- Fiction.
Musicals -- Juvenile fiction.
Secrecy -- Juvenile fiction.
Add Author Kacer, Kathy, 1954- author.
Related To Walters, Eric, 1957-, author. Broken strings. / Toronto : Puffin Canada, 2019. (CaOONL)2018904988X
ISBN 9780735266247
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