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It All Comes Down to This

About the Book

It All Comes Down to This

It’s 1965, Los Angeles. All twelve-year-old Sophie wants to do is write her book, star in the community play, and hang out with her friend Jennifer. But she’s the new black kid in a nearly all-white neighborhood; her beloved sister, Lily, is going away to college soon; and her parents’ marriage is rocky. There’s also her family’s new, disapproving housekeeper to deal with. When riots erupt in nearby Watts and a friend is unfairly arrested, Sophie learns that life --- and her own place in it --- is even more complicated than she’d once thought. 
 
Leavened with gentle humor, this story is perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia.

It All Comes Down to This
by Karen English