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Sam I Am

Sam I Am

by Ilene Cooper, Ilene Cooper

Twelve-year-old Sam Goodman knows the holidays are going to be difficult when his dog knocks over the Hanukkah bush/Christmas tree. His Jewish father and Christian mother have never quite figured out how to celebrate both holidays, and when the tree goes down, their resentments, simmering for so long, boil over.

His older sister and younger brother don't seem to have any solutions for the family's predicament; his best friend Avi seems to know who he is as he prepares for his Bar Mitzvah; his secret crush, Heather, knows who she is and who she wants to associate with.

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
5.3
Lexile Measure
820L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
T
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
256
Genre
Realistic Fiction

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