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Friends Forever

Amy Ariel Amy Ariel

Amy Ariel

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  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.50" x 8.50"
  • ISBN: 978-1-59287-112-4
  • Publication Date: 2011-02-28
  • Yotzeret Publishing

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Friends Forever

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Two Jewish girls become friends across time when modern-day Hannah suddenly appears in her own Saint Paul yard . . . in 1912. Thirteen-year-old Abigail tells the story of that amazing day and the encounter that changed both their lives forever. Against the backdrop of the Progressive Era, as youth joined with adults and hotly debated women's right to vote, worker's rights, and racial equality, Abigail and Hannah must solve their own problem: how will Hannah get back to her own time?


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“Amy Ariel’s debut novel, Friends Forever, charmingly conveys the friendship of modern-day Hannah and turn-of-the-century Abigail, tween girls growing up in the same house a century apart. Time travel bestows a bit of magic to the tale, while history—women’s suffrage, civil rights, the sinking of the Titanic and more—is shared honestly through the voice of the narrator, Abigail, whose sparkling imagination and delightful chattiness will remind readers of Anne Shirley, the much-beloved heroine of Anne of Green Gables. Share this enchanting book with your favorite tween or teenager.”—Karin B. Miller, editor of AttaGirl, circa 1900 and The Cancer Poetry Project


“In Friends Forever, Amy Ariel demonstrates a keen sense of how a midwestern Jewish girl might have experienced the social, cultural, and political transformations of the early twentieth century. Ariel does a commendable job of animating her story with historical details.”—Rebecca Davis, Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Delaware

Amy Ariel

Growing up on a horse farm west of Saint Louis, Amy Ariel wandered through her after-school and weekend hours climbing trees, walking creek beds, and making up stories. After moving to St. Louis she graduated from Parkway North Senior High School in 1993, and Grinnell College in 1997 with a BA in History. Working at Jamestown National Colonial Historical Park and Valley Forge further developed Amy’s interest in making the past accessible to youth. Amy moved to Saint Paul, MN to attend Hamline University School of Law and became a member of the Minnesota Bar Association in 2002. Amy Ariel has been very involved in the Jewish community in the Twin Cities as a Jewish educator and youth director.