Friends Forever by Amy Ariel (front)
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Friends Forever

$8.95

Winner of the 2012 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award, religion category!

Two Jewish girls become friends across time when modern-day Hannah suddenly appears in her own Saint Paul yard . . . in 1912. Thirteen-year-old Abigail tells the story of that amazing day and the encounter that changed both their lives forever. Against the backdrop of the Progressive Era, as youth joined with adults and hotly debated women’s right to vote, worker’s rights, and racial equality, Abigail and Hannah must solve their own problem: how will Hannah get back to her own time?

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by Amy Ariel

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Summary: Two Jewish girls become friends across time when modern-day Hannah suddenly appears in her own Saint Paul yard . . . in 1912. Thirteen-year-old Abigail tells the story of that amazing day and the encounter that changed both their lives forever. Against the backdrop of the Progressive Era, as youth joined with adults and hotly debated women’s right to vote, worker’s rights, and racial equality, Abigail and Hannah must solve their own problem: how will Hannah get back to her own time?

Amy Ariel, an attorney and educator, has worked with Jewish youth for many years and earned her B.A. in history from Grinnell College. Born in rural Missouri, she spent her adolescence in Saint Louis and currently resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota. You can visit Amy on her Facebook page.

Additional Information

Weight .36 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5 x .3 in
Format

Paperback

Pages

156

Also Available As

eBook coming soon

Awards

Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award

BISAC Codes

JUV016150: JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century, JUV033020: JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Jewish

Reviews

  1. yotzeret

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    “Amy Ariel’s debut novel, Friends Forever, charmingly conveys the friendship of modern-day Hannah and turn-of-the-century Abigail, tween girls growing up in the same house a century apart. Time travel bestows a bit of magic to the tale, while history—women’s suffrage, civil rights, the sinking of the Titanic and more—is shared honestly through the voice of the narrator, Abigail, whose sparkling imagination and delightful chattiness will remind readers of Anne Shirley, the much-beloved heroine of Anne of Green Gables. Share this enchanting book with your favorite tween or teenager.”

    Karin B. Miller
    editor of AttaGirl, circa 1900
    and The Cancer Poetry Project

  2. yotzeret

    :

    “In Friends Forever, Amy Ariel demonstrates a keen sense of how a midwestern Jewish girl might have experienced the social, cultural, and political transformations of the early twentieth century. Ariel does a commendable job of animating her story with historical details.”

    Rebecca Davis
    Assistant Professor, History Department
    University of Delaware

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