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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: (22 Ratings)

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.😎😘😘😋😊😉 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. 😁😁😁😄😄😍😍😂😂

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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