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The Resource The world outside : a novel, Eva Wiseman

The world outside : a novel, Eva Wiseman

Label
The world outside : a novel
Title
The world outside
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Eva Wiseman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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?
Summary
Like other girls in her tight-knit, religious community, Chanie Altman, is expected to attend a seminary and to marry as soon as she graduates from high school even though she has aspirations to become a famous singer. But as racial tensions explode into riots in Crown Heights, and Chanie's community comes under seige, will she choose to stay in the world she has always known, or will she leave it behind to follow her dreams?
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards, McNally Robinson Book for Young People Awards: Older Category, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10314051
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiseman, Eva
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 10
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Jews
  • Hasidism
  • Singers
  • Riots
  • Teenage girls
  • Jews
  • Hasidism
  • Singers
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The world outside : a novel, Eva Wiseman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1032522
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780887769818
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013936991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780887769818
  • (OCoLC)842523855
Label
The world outside : a novel, Eva Wiseman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1032522
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780887769818
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013936991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780887769818
  • (OCoLC)842523855

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