OPTIONED FOR FILM: Screenplay Completed
In the vein of the classic The Wave and inspired by a real-life incident, this riveting novel explores discrimination and antisemitism and reveals their dangerous impact.
2024 Lincoln Award Nominee
2022/2023 Georgia Book Award Nominee
Free Little Library “Read in Color” Recommended Read
TAYSHAS Recommended Read (Texas Library Association)
State of Illinois “Read for a Lifetime” Book
A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year
2022 Sakura Medal Award Nominee
Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable for Young Adults
Wisconsin State Reading Association Recommended Young Adult Novel
Nerdy Book Club Best YA Fiction Novel
YALSA/ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee
Milwaukee County Teen Honor Book
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SENIOR YEAR. When an assignment given by a favorite teacher instructs a group of students to argue for the Final Solution, a euphemism used to describe the Nazi plan for the genocide of the Jewish people, Logan March and Cade Crawford are horrified. Their teacher cannot seriously expect anyone to complete an assignment that fuels intolerance and discrimination. Logan and Cade decide they must take a stand.
As the school administration addresses the teens’ refusal to participate in the appalling debate, the student body, their parents, and the larger community are forced to face the issue as well. The situation explodes, and acrimony and anger result. What does it take for tolerance, justice, and love to prevail?
Based on a true incident.
The Assignment has been compared to classics such as The Wave and The Hate U Give.
The Assignment hardcover (Delacorte Press, a division of Penguin Random House) and the all-star cast audiobook (Listening Library) were published on August 25, 2020. The paperback edition was published by Ember on August 31, 2021.
To date, foreign rights have sold in Italian, Russian, Polish, and Korean.