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Broken strings, Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer

Label
Broken strings
Title
Broken strings
Statement of responsibility
Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A violin and a middle-school musical unleash a dark family secret in this moving story by an award-winning author duo. For fans of The Devil's Arithmetic and Hana's Suitcase. It's 2002. In the aftermath of the twin towers--and the death of her beloved grandmother--Shirli Berman is intent on moving forward. The best singer in her junior high, she auditions for the lead role in Fiddler on the Roof, but is crushed to learn that she's been given the part of the old Jewish mother in the musical rather than the coveted part of the sister. But there is an upside: her "husband" is none other than Ben Morgan, the cutest and most popular boy in the school. Deciding to throw herself into the role, she rummages in her grandfather's attic for some props. There, she discovers an old violin in the corner--strange, since her Zayde has never seemed to like music, never even going to any of her recitals. Showing it to her grandfather unleashes an anger in him she has never seen before, and while she is frightened of what it might mean, Shirli keeps trying to connect with her Zayde and discover the awful reason behind his anger. A long-kept family secret spills out, and Shirli learns the true power of music, both terrible and wonderful
Cataloging source
YDX
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1957-
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Walters, Eric
Dewey number
jC813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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1954-
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Kacer, Kathy
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  • Musicals
  • Acting
  • Secrecy
  • Holocaust survivors' families
  • Violin
  • Jews
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Broken strings, Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780735266247
Lccn
2018955366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1079864513
  • (OCoLC)1079864513
Label
Broken strings, Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780735266247
Lccn
2018955366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1079864513
  • (OCoLC)1079864513

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