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AfterMath by Emily Barth Isler – Book Review


Title: AfterMath
Author: Emily Barth Isler
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Release Date: September 7, 2021

After Lucy’s 5-year-old brother dies from a heart defect, her parents move her to a new house, new neighborhood, and new school. While her parents deal with their own grief, twelve-year-old Lucy, who is Jewish and cued as white, must grapple with hers in a school where her classmates are school shooting survivors. Lucy’s classmates’ trauma is a defining and profound part of their lives, but Lucy tries to keep hers hidden. As she navigates classes and social situations, Lucy’s one friendship with Aver