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For Middle Grade Readers

Not Your All-American Girl

When her best friend Tara gets the lead in the school musical because their teacher doesn’t think half-Jewish, half-Chinese Lauren looks the part of the all-American girl, Lauren finds a way to have her voice heard.

Related Teaching Resources

Not Your All-American Girl Playlist from the authors

Talking About Race and Privilege from NASP

Community Arts Showcase from Teaching Tolerance

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