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The Length of a String

By: Elissa Brent Weissman

Contemporary Fiction

As the only black girl at Hebrew school, Imani’s less than curious about her adoptive family’s Jewish history, and more than a little curious about her own. How can she find out about her birth family without hurting her mom’s feelings?

Ages: 10+

380 pages

Penguin Random House

Average Rating: (35 Ratings)

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING
Submitted 8/10/2019 by HorseCrazyGirl

I loved this book!

This book is so amazing I don’t even have the words to describe it. Must Read!πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ§πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ€πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ’ΌπŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ­πŸ­πŸ‘

Really good book!
Submitted 8/9/2019 by booklover1

I liked this book.

IT was a really good book. Just upset at the end.
I recommend it .

Submitted 8/7/2019 by 145Stav

I loved it it was so good

Soooooooo GOOD! Have read 6 times NO LIE
Submitted 8/1/2019 by luvz2read

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This was a really good book. It took me some time to figure out why it's called the length of a string but eventually I realized: string=story. She's saying, "This is my story. It's a long, winding, heck of a story but it's mine, and I love it." I loved this book.

Submitted 7/10/2019 by LostDragon

I liked this book.

at first, I thought it would be boring, but it is not.

one of the BEST books i have ever read
Submitted 7/7/2019 by horses2010

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

as soon as i got the book i could not stop reading it there are so many cliff hangers witch makes me read more its like two books in one each affecting the other i hope i can find more books like this.

This deserves much more than 5 stars!🀩🀩🀩🀩
Submitted 7/4/2019 by Bostonpops

This book is awesome!!!!!!! Out of all the pj library books I have read, this is tied for my all time favorite!!!!! β­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈπŸ˜»πŸ˜»πŸ˜»πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜ΈπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ƒ

#AWESOMENESS!
Submitted 7/2/2019 by pinkie

I loved this book!

I could put myself in Imani’s shoes and I want to do a DNA test someday.

You must not skip parts
Submitted 7/2/2019 by Shirah

This is a story about a girl who was adopted. She learns about her great grandmother on her mothers side.

if I could,I would give this book infinity stars!
Submitted 7/1/2019 by Llamacorn5

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

this reminds me to think of my great grand parents who survived world war 2.YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!

So amazing!
Submitted 7/1/2019 by Smartgirls

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I very much liked this book. It was interesting how Imani was on the search for her birth parents. I think this book is beautiful, and I 100% recommend this book. 😁

Amazing
Submitted 6/29/2019 by cocoluc16

I loved this book!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

You should read this book

IF I COULD GIVE THIS BOOK A 6 STAR REVIEW, I WOULD.
Submitted 6/23/2019 by whiterose

I loved this book!

This was an amazing book. No, I said that wrong. It was an AMAZING book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is very sweet and I totally recommend it . It made me think about the importance of family AND the importance of friends. That is a very powerful book for you, folks.

I love this book!
Submitted 6/9/2019 by Hammie

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I love how Imani learns to accept and be handful for her family, while reading about a fellow adopted child. I love how she gets to think about the world from a different point of view!

A Great Read
Submitted 6/6/2019 by luvbball121

I absolutely loved this book. I have already recommended it to a bunch of my friends. Here’s a quick summary if you are think about reading it:
Imani’s great-grandmother just died, and one of the things that Imani gets from her great-grandmother is this diary. The diary was written during World War II, and is a bit intense, but that shouldn’t limit your choice for reading this book. As Imani reads he great-grandma’s diary, she also wants to learn about her own birth parents (Imani is adopted).

So . . . after that lengthy summary, this is my final review:
#totally_worth_your_time!

Couldn't stop reading it!
Submitted 6/6/2019 by Curlygirl11

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

Made me see a whole new perspective

Beautiful but sad
Submitted 6/6/2019 by gryffindor

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

Really good book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 6/5/2019 by CatsAndDogsInCalifornia

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

After reading this book I wished I had some secret relative to discover ! Awesome book!

SO POWERFUL!!!!
Submitted 6/4/2019 by echubin

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

It's so good. i recommend it for 8-10. read it with your parents.

Faith
Submitted 6/4/2019 by SwimIceSkate

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I adore this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 6/3/2019 by pjlove

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I loved this book!!!!!!!! If I could give it more than a 5 star I would!!! I think this is an amazing book, even though it has a jewish background it's still amazing showing the life con pairing the two girls.

Awesome book!!!!!!!!!,!,
Submitted 6/3/2019 by Dance18

Submitted 6/1/2019 by msonic

Thumbs up!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

great book. i read it twice

super awesome book!!!!
Submitted 6/1/2019 by eeveelovelace

I loved this book!


i loved this book because I thought the plot was exciting. I thought it was cool to get to read her great-grandmothers diary! This is definitely a don't judge a book by it's cover/title. When I first looked at it I was like meh, but when I actually read it i was awesome!!!!! If you choose this book I hope you enjoy it!

i crave more of this
Submitted 5/31/2019 by gaminggirl

the best !!!!!!!!!!!!! i want more please and more of annas diary

It was awesome
Submitted 5/26/2019 by GFdonutboy

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

If I had more books by this author I would read I love the drama romance friendship I love the way it talks about Jewish people culture I still feel like I've been in it it will capture u u will feel like u were dreaming.πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‹πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰ I like the way it put out that your skin color doesn't matter family is what is important

THE BEST BOOK I'VE EVER READ!!!!!
Submitted 5/25/2019 by kind28

I loved this book!

I love how this book has 2 different stories that are somehow relevant to each other. When all the pieces came together in the end it made me so happy!

WHAT?
Submitted 5/17/2019 by cmk8

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I don't know why the title of this book is the length of a string but i still LOVE this book!!!

EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK
Submitted 5/17/2019 by leveygirls

like it!
Submitted 5/14/2019 by ellahg

Thumbs up!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

I like how there are lines on the top and bottom when Imani is reading the diary.

BEST BOOK EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE ENTIRE EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 5/12/2019 by leveygirls

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

It was such a good book! I love how Imani sees her great-grandmother as the influence. It can remind us of many things like: how horrible the Holocaust was, the importance of trusting elders, that your family is the people who love you most; just to name a few. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Submitted 4/9/2019 by LCSreader

Meh it’s ok

It was a really good book
Submitted 4/5/2019 by DanceStar5678

Thumbs up!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

I think it has a big impact for Jewish learning

Amazing book!
Submitted 4/2/2019 by NationalDesignTeam

This is an amazing book! Read it if you like suspense, drama, and mystery all together! 5 STARS

- Ezra, National Design Team

amazing
Submitted 4/1/2019 by ChessMexCity

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I thought it would be bad, but I really love it!

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Author Elissa Brent Weissman

Elissa Brent Weissman
Author of The Length of a String


Elissa Brent Weissman tried to get a book published when she was in fifth grade! She wasn’t successful then, but today she’s an award-winning author of nine books for kids!

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