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Inspired by a real-life incident, this riveting novel explores the dangerous impact discrimination and antisemitism have on one community when a school assignment goes terribly wrong.

Would you defend the indefensible?

That's what seniors Logan March and Cade Crawford are asked to do when a favorite teacher instructs a group of students to argue for the Final Solution--the Nazi plan for the genocide of the Jewish people.

Logan and Cade decide they must take a stand, and soon their actions draw the attention of the student body, the administration, and the community at large. But not everyone feels as Logan and Cade do--after all, isn't a school debate just a school debate? It's not long before the situation explodes, and acrimony and anger result.

Based on true events, The Assignment asks: What does it take for tolerance, justice, and love to prevail?

"An important look at a critical moment in history through a modern lens showcasing the power of student activism." --SLJ

Liza Wiemer is an award-winning educator with over twenty years of experience. She is the author of two adult nonfiction books as well as a young adult novel. She lives in Milwaukee with her family. Visit her at LizaWiemer.com and follow @lizawiemer on Twitter and @lizamwiemer on Instagram.

ISBN: 9780593123195

ISBN-10: 9780593123195

Publisher: Ember

Publication Date: 08/31/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/31/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 336

Language: English

Categories

Young Adult Fiction / School & Education

Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism

Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Values & Virtues