Amy Moves in

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iUniverse, Apr 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 212 pages
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The first in a series of highly praised books about a poor, Jewish family living in the Bronx in the 1940’s. Amy moves into a new neighborhood, and learns to choose the right kind of friends, and the consequences of lying.

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User Review  - fuzzi - LibraryThing

I recall having this book many years ago, but had forgotten much of the story. Nine year old Amy and her older sister, Laura, move with their family into a new neighborhood in NYC. From day one things ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

When Amy Stern and her family moved to their new flat she was so uncomfortable in her position as a newcomer she almost volunteered herself as a permanent steady ender on the jump rope of some ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Marilyn Sachs was born Marilyn Stickle in the Bronx, New York on December 18, 1927. She graduated from Hunter College in 1949 and became a children's librarian trainee at the Brooklyn Public Library. She worked there for a decade while earning her master's of library science degree at Columbia University. She later worked part-time at the San Francisco Public Library before becoming a full-time author for middle grade and young adult readers in 1968. Her first novel, Amy Moves In, was published in 1964. Her other books included Veronica Ganz, The Bears' House, The Fat Girl, A Pocket Full of Seeds, and Lost in America. She was a co-editor with Ann Durell of the anthology The Big Book for Peace, which provided proceeds to peace organizations. She died on December 28, 2016 at the age of 89.

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