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+
Pages 380
Publisher Penguin Random House
Sydney Taylor Silver Medal Winner

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71 Reviews

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Amazing book!

Review by Ezra

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

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The Length of a String

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pretty good

Review by Sara8

I think this book was pretty good. I would recommend it to anyone who likes realistic fiction.

Jun 06, 2022 06:14 PM
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Really Good!

Review by Ruby2009

I enjoyed this book because of the believable characters and relatable storyline and theme.

Mar 05, 2022 03:06 PM
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A length of string

Review by Ghost

The book was amazing. It was a roller coaster of emotion with so empathy and kindness

Feb 04, 2022 10:44 PM
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Length of a string

Review by Feinreader

Omg 😆 this book is sooooo good! This book is told from 2 points of view it was one of the best books I have ever gotten from PJ Our Way!!!!!!!😄😁😃😀🙂😉😍🥰😘😌

Oct 01, 2021 09:41 PM
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Review by Seg1020

In the Length of a String, Imani's Bat Mitzvah is coming up and all she wants to know is where she comes from. She is adopted and doesn't know a lot about her birth parents. Then one day, she finds her great-grandma Anna's diary, and she reads about how she came over to America to escape the Nazi's. Imani's reads about Anna's hopes and dreams of her new life in America. I was so hooked on the book I finished in less then 4 hours. It was truly incredible! I could relate to this book because I am Jewish, and don't always come across many fabulous books as this one. Definitely recommend!!!!

Aug 23, 2021 05:40 PM