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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library J LIB (Text) 33500013273420 New Checked out 11/13/2020
Thief River Falls Public Library j LIB (Text) 35500006283913 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062894540
  • ISBN: 0062894544
  • ISBN: 9780062894533
  • ISBN: 0062894536
  • Physical Description: 313 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Chiefly illustrations, in both narrative book and comic book layout.
Summary, etc.:
"Everyone knows how much brainy Bri likes the spotlight (not). So why did she ever agree to something that forces her to learn a new language, give a speech, help organize a party, and juggle drama at school and home?! As the big event inches closer, Bri wonders if it's all worth it. . . .Told in alternating past and present chapters, Bri's heartwarming story unfolds over the eight months leading up to her bat mitzvah--as well as over the course of the big day itself."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
    Cast in a customary tumble of quick doodles, more finished sequential panels, and short bursts of prose in a hand-lettered style font, Libenson's latest middle-grade angst-fest propels 13-year-old Brianna toward her bat mitzvah amidst a whirl of friendship issues—along with lingering doubts about her religious commitment. An excellent student who is both a champion procrastinator and grudge-holder, Brianna chronicles bouts between her Jewish helicopter mom ("Queen of Guilt") and non-Jewish dad, as she wrestles with learning the requisite Hebrew prayers. At the same time, she stubbornly prolongs a falling out with her long-time BFF Emmie (last met in Invisible Emmie, 2017) and is inexplicably courted by queen bee Zoe. Lacing the dialogue with spirited banter and laying on the life lessons with a light touch, the author supplies her confused and unhappy protagonist with a not-quite-boyfriend, an amiable rabbi, and a cantor who all step in to deliver sound advice. All ends with party time . . . plus a climactic hora exuberant enough to leave everyone, readers included, smiling. Grades 4-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Girls > Comic books, strips, etc.
Talent shows > Comic books, strips, etc.
Middle schools > Comic books, strips, etc.
Female friendship > Comic books, strips, etc.
Bat mitzvah > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Comics (Graphic works)

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