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Knopf has acquired It's a Whole Spiel, a YA anthology by Jewish writers, edited by Katherine Locke and Laura Silverman. With contributions from #ownvoices authors including David Levithan, Nova Ren Suma, and more, the anthology will contain contemporary stories with Jewish protagonists who are diverse in sexuality, ability, race, and level of religious observance. Publicat ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Knopf
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Dahlia
I'm so happy and honored to have a story in this collection, about a Modern Orthodox girl named Amalia who's suffering major culture shock at the transition from her insular world during college orientation. But there's a great amount of variety in here, including a story that made me cry like whoa (by Hannah Moskowitz), a story that brought back so many fun memories for me (by Goldy Moldavsky), and a story that makes such great use of social media I didn't even have as a teen (by Katherine Lock ...more
Adi Alsaid
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Only like 1/12th biased
Elise (TheBookishActress)
Jewish authors I know of contributing to this: Katherine Locke, Laura Silverman, David Levithan, Nova Ren Suma, and Dahlia Adler. 2019 is preemptively saved.
Reeter
Dec 17, 2017 marked it as to-read
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About time! I've been waiting for a Jewish YA anthology, or just a Jewish anthology in particular. Not gonna lie though, I'm a little bitter that we have to wait until 2019 to get it.
Victoria Robinson
Nov 17, 2018 marked it as to-read
Sounds Jewish I'm in
Mikaela
ive been seeing so many anthologies that are coming out and i. am. here. for. it.
Ivy
Jan 31, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: coming-soon-19
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. we! Need! more! Anthologies! THERE ARE NEVER ENOUGH!
Dylan Gandalf
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Sarah
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: religion, young-adult
*Review is of an advanced reader copy

With a foreword by Mayim Bialik this is a fun collection of short stories written by Jewish authors. Each story focuses on a Jewish teen or young adult dealing with not only their religious identity but also very common and thus relatable, life experiences. Of course I preferred some of the stories to others but, overall, I enjoyed the mix of stories and experiences. Although not all of the protagonists held deep religious convictions, one thing that struck m
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Katherine Locke lives and writes in a small town outside Philadelphia, where she’s ruled by her feline overlords and her addiction to chai lattes. She writes about that which she cannot do: ballet, magic, and time travel. She secretly believes all stories are fairytales in disguise. Her YA debut, THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON, arrives September 2017 from Albert Whitman & Comapny.