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The world outside : a novel

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Toronto, Ont. : Tundra Books, 2014.  |  

"Seventeen year old Chanie Altman lives the protected life of a Lubavitcher Hasidic girl in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York, in 1991. Religion is the most important aspect of her life, and, like other Lubavitcher girls, she is expected to attend a seminary and to marry as soon as she graduates from high school. But Chanie has a beautiful voice and dreams of becoming an opera singer, a profession forbidden to a Hasidic girl. When she meets David, a non Hasidic Jewish boy, he opens the portals to the world outside her fundamentalist community. The Crown Heights riots break out, and the Lubavitchers are put under siege by their African American neighbors. A tragedy occurs. Will Chanie stay in the fundamentalist community she has always known in a life that has been prescribed for her, or will she leave it behind to follow her dreams?"--From publisher.

Branch Call Number Location Status Due Date
Rittenhouse Y FIC Wisem Young Adult Fiction Available -

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  • 1 copy at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative. (Show)
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Related Subjects

Teenage girls
Jews
Hasidism
Fundamentalism
Singers

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Canadian fiction.
Jewish fiction.


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