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Locke, Katherine, and Laura Silverman, eds. - It's a Whole Spiel

Locke, Katherine, and Laura Silverman, eds. - It's a Whole Spiel

YA Short Story Anthologies----September 17, 2018----Religious - Jewish, Short Stories, Diversity & Multicultural

Get ready to fall in love, experience heartbreak, and discover the true meaning of identity in this poignant collection of short stories about Jewish teens, including entries by David Levithan, Nova Ren Suma, and more!

A Jewish boy falls in love with a fellow counselor at summer camp. A group of Jewish friends take the trip of a lifetime. A girl meets her new boyfriend's family over Shabbat dinner. Two best friends put their friendship to the test over the course of a Friday night. A Jewish girl feels pressure to date the only Jewish boy in her grade. Hilarious pranks and disaster ensue at a crush's Hanukkah party.

From stories of confronting their relationships with Judaism to rom-coms with a side of bagels and lox, It's a Whole Spiel features one story after another that says yes, we are Jewish, but we are also queer, and disabled, and creative, and political, and adventurous, and anything we want to be. You will fall in love with this insightful, funny, and romantic Jewish anthology from a collection of diverse Jewish authors.

Rep includes four explicitly queer stories written by out queer authors: Alex London wrote about a gay boy at summer camp who falls in love with a fellow camp counselor; David Levithan wrote a really moving story about a Jewish boy’s coming of age, falling in love, and how that weaves through being Jewish too; Hannah Moskowitz’s short story is about a Jewish girl who is dating a more observant Jewish girl, and grappling with her eating disorder on Yom Kippur; Katherine Locke's story includes a nonbinary character who undergoes a religious coming-of-age ceremony.
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