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  • Published: 9 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780525646198
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

It's a Whole Spiel

Love, Latkes, and Other Jewish Stories




Includes a special introduction by Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory and author of the #1 bestseller Girling Up!

Get ready to fall in love, experience heartbreak, and discover the true meaning of identity in this poignant collection of short stories about Jewish teens, including entries by David Levithan, Nova Ren Suma, and more!

A Jewish boy falls in love with a fellow counselor at summer camp. A group of Jewish friends take the trip of a lifetime. A girl meets her new boyfriend's family over Shabbat dinner. Two best friends put their friendship to the test over the course of a Friday night. A Jewish girl feels pressure to date the only Jewish boy in her grade. Hilarious pranks and disaster ensue at a crush's Hanukkah party.

From stories of confronting their relationships with Judaism to rom-coms with a side of bagels and lox, It's a Whole Spiel features one story after another that says yes, we are Jewish, but we are also queer, and disabled, and creative, and political, and adventurous, and anything we want to be. You will fall in love with this insightful, funny, and romantic Jewish anthology from a collection of diverse Jewish authors.

  • Published: 9 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780525646198
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for It's a Whole Spiel

“The voices throughout feel confiding, empathic, with just the right amount of self-deprecating humor… and throughout, the underlying assurance is that the world is largely benign or benevolent.” —Publishers Weekly “This collection provides a refreshing opportunity for Jewish teens of many beliefs and backgrounds to see themselves—and for others to see them.” –The Horn Book “There are many #OwnVoices anthologies out there, but this compilation of short stories by Jewish authors might be a first…. A forward by The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik is a good opener.”  — Booklist

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