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Susan Kaplan Carlton

Biography

Susan Kaplan Carlton

Susan Kaplan Carlton, a longtime magazine writer, currently teaches writing at Boston University. She lived for a time with her family in Atlanta, where her daughters learned the fine points of etiquette from a little pink book and learned the power of social justice from their synagogue. Carlton’s writing has appeared in SelfElleMademoiselleSeventeenParents, and elsewhere. She is the author of the young adult novels LOVE & HAIGHT, which was named a Best Book for Young Adults by YALSA and a Best Book by the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street Books, LOBSTERLAND, and IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF TRUE.

Susan Kaplan Carlton

Books by Susan Kaplan Carlton

by Susan Kaplan Carlton - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Jewish Interest, Judiasm, Young Adult 14+

After her father’s death, Ruth Robb and her family move from New York City to Atlanta in the summer of 1958. In her new hometown, Ruth quickly figures out she can be Jewish or she can be popular, but she can’t be both. Eager to fit in, Ruth decides to hide her religion and falls for the handsome and charming Davis at the all-white, all-Christian Club. At temple Ruth meets Max, who is serious and intense about the fight for social justice. Now she is caught between two worlds, two religions and two boys. After a violent hate crime brings the different parts of Ruth’s life into sharp conflict, she will have to choose between her new life and standing up for what she believes.