The Life And Crimes Of Hoodie Rosen

Blum, I.
Fifteen-year-old Hoodie Rosen faces the challenges of being a teenage boy, including self-exploration, dating, questioning how he was raised, and conflicts with his parents. But Hoodie also faces challenges as part of an Orthodox Jewish community that isn’t particularly welcome in their new town. When Hoodie begins a cross-cultural relationship with the mayor’s daughter, he faces prejudice and violence from the town folk and disapproval and social consequences within his own religious community. This award-winning novel details the complex conflicts faced by people of different religious backgrounds and can support discussions of injustice, prejudice, and anti-Semitism today.
English Language Arts
  • 9-12

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