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Sam I Am

Sam I Am

by Ilene Cooper

Twelve-year-old Sam Goodman knows the holidays are going to be difficult when his dog knocks over the Hanukkah bush/Christmas tree. His Jewish father and Christian mother have never quite figured out how to celebrate both holidays, and when the tree goes down, their resentments, simmering for so long, boil over.

His older sister and younger brother don't seem to have any solutions for the family's predicament; his best friend Avi seems to know who he is as he prepares for his Bar Mitzvah; his secret crush, Heather, knows who she is and who she wants to associate with.

9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 7
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages

About the Author

Ilene Cooper Ilene Cooper is the children's books editor at "Booklist" and the author of over twenty books for young readers, including "Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy."

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