Repairing the World
A young girl grapples with her grief over a tragic loss with the help of a new perspective from Hebrew school and supportive new friends in this heartfelt middle grade novel about learning to look forward.
Twelve-year-old Daisy and Ruby are totally inseparable. They’ve grown up together, and Daisy has always counted on having Ruby there to pave the way, encourage her to try new things, and to see the magic in the world. Then Ruby is killed in a tragic accident while on vacation, and Daisy’s life is shattered.
Now Daisy is forced to start middle school without her best friend, and she finds it hard to get excited about things like the new baby her family is expecting or figuring out her community service project for Hebrew school. But thanks to new friends, new insights, and supportive family members, Daisy starts to see what life without Ruby can look like. And she and her new friends find a way to create a lasting memorial to Ruby’s spirit that many will be able to enjoy.
Publisher: Aladdin/Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: July 5, 2022
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Linda Epstein lives and writes in New York's Hudson Valley. Her debut middle grade novel, Repairing the World, will be on bookshelves in the summer of 2022. Linda has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from The New School. She is also a literary agent at Emerald City Literary Agency, where she is trying to dismantle the patriarchy, fight racism and bigotry, and bring a little magic to the world, one book at a time. Find Linda online at lindaepsteinauthor.com, on Twitter @LindaEpstein and @lindaepsteinauthor on Instagram.
Tags: Middle Grade, Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, Literary, positive Jewish representation