Everything Together: A Second Dad Wedding

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When 13-year-old Jeremiah arrives in Minneapolis to spend the summer with his Dad, everything feels odd.  His dad's fiancé Michael, has buried the apartment in piles of DIY wedding decorations. And Jeremiah's best friend Sage now spends all her timewith a new friend. Everywhere he goes, Jeremiah feels like the odd one out. Eager for something to get him away from all this, he starts volunteering in an English class for refugees. As summer goes on, Jeremiah discovers community in new places and with unexpected friends. As a sequel to highly regarded Second Dad Summer, Everything Together is about exploring your place in the world and all the tangled ways we connect.  

Ages 8 to 13,  Grades 3-6,  Reading Level 3,  282 pages,  6" x 8"  #OwnVoices title

2022 IBPA Benjamin Franklin
Silver Award Winner:
LGBTQ+ Category


2022 Nautilus Gold Award Winner: Middle Grade Fiction
Better Books for a Better World



2022 Finalist American Fiction Awards LGBTQ+ Category



2022 Skipping Stones Honor Award for Middle and Upper Grades

The honored titles offer various perspectives, and help us understand our diverse cultures, societies and their histories, as well as why people migrate -- for readers of all ages.

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What Reviewers have to say:

"A sweet depiction of knitting modern, chosen families together, and a timeless story about the emotional rewards of helping others." -- Foreword Reviews

"A lovely and intelligent family tale that emphasizes acceptance and care."
   --Kirkus Reviews   

"Although the series features LGBT characters, these novels are not exclusively about LGBT issues; they explore a wide range of connections, friendships, problems, and shared experiences. Both Second Dad Summer and Everything Together are highly recommended for school and public library YA Fiction collections."  --Midwest Book Review

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