The World Outside

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An informative and powerful novel, The World Outside explores the life of a teenage girl in a fundamentalist Hasidic community who dreams of a different future.
     Seventeen-year-old Chanie Altman lives the protected life of a Lubavitcher Hasidic girl in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York, in 1991. Religion is the most important aspect of her life, and, like other Lubavitcher girls, she is expected to attend a seminary and to marry as soon as she graduates from high school. But Chanie has a beautiful voice and dreams of becoming an opera singer - a profession forbidden to a Hasidic girl. When she meets David, a non-Hasidic Jewish boy, he opens the portals to the world outside her fundamentalist community. The Crown Heights riots break out, and the Lubavitchers are put under siege by their African-American neighbors. A tragedy occurs. Will Chanie stay in the fundamentalist community she has always known in a life that has been prescribed for her, or will she leave it behind to follow her dreams?
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subject_facetBrooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Hasidism
Hasidism -- Fiction
Hasidism -- Juvenile fiction
JUVENILE FICTION -- General
Jewish
Jews
Jews -- Fiction
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction
Juvenile works
Love & Romance
New Experience
New York (State) -- New York
Singers
Singers -- Juvenile fiction
Teenage girls
Teenage girls -- Juvenile fiction
title_displayThe World Outside
title_fullThe World Outside
The world outside / by Eva Wiseman
title_shortThe World Outside
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Hasidism
JUVENILE FICTION
Jewish
Jews
Love & Romance
New Experience
Romance
Singers
Teenage girls
Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Literature