All the Things You Are

All the Things You Are

For Ages: 9 - 13
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A girl’s perfect life falls apart when her mother is arrested for a white collar crime in this novel School Library Journal calls “realistic yet positive.”

Carly Wheeler lives a charmed life. Her mother is a stylist for the soap opera Lovelock Falls, she lives in a nice house, and goes to an excellent private school. But when her mom is arrested and charged with embezzlement, everything starts to unravel. There are shocking stories about her mother’s crimes in the local newspaper. Carly's friends start avoiding her. And her stepfather starts worrying about money. How can Carly put her life back together when it feels like she’s missing all the pieces?
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  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416997184 | 
  • July 2012 | 
  • Grades 4 - 8
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chapter one

For the past three years my best friend, Annie, and I have had the coolest tradition on Teacher Organization Day.

I guess I should explain what Teacher Organization Day even is: It’s this random day at the end of September when classes are canceled and the teachers have a day to catch up on their work. I really don’t get the reason for it; honestly, I think it’s just an excuse for the school administration to have a three-day weekend. We go to a private school called Preston Day School. Tuition is pretty steep, which goes along with my stepfather’s theory that the more you pay for a... see more

About the Author

Courtney Sheinmel
Photograph © Joel Sheinmel

Courtney Sheinmel

Courtney Sheinmel is the author of All the Things You Are, Sincerely, Positively, and My So-Called Family. She graduated with honors from Barnard College, part of Columbia University, and attended Fordham University School of Law. Courtney lives, works, and writes in New York City. Visit her at




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