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★Booklist, starred review
★School Library Journal, starred review
A Junior Library Guild Selection
An American Bookseller's Association 2017 Indie's Introduce Title
An American Bookseller's Association Autumn 2017 Kids' Indie Next List Title
What are people saying about The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street?
★ "Few [families] in children’s literature are as engaging or amusing as the Vanderbeekers."
—Booklist, starred review
★ "Glaser's pitch perfect debut set in Harlem introduces the endearing biracial Vanderbeeker family... Readers will look forward to future adventures. A highly recommended purchase for all middle grade collections.
—School Library Journal, starred review
"This is Karina Yan Glaser’s debut novel, and her contemporary family narrative preserves the winsome tone and innocence of the aforementioned classics while updating them with a rich, modern diversity of characters, settings and problems."
—The New York Times
"A heartwarming story about family and community that will appeal to readers who also enjoy an old-fashioned feel."
"With rich dialogue and detailed descriptions of the neighborhood, the text provides a humorous and heartwarming story about siblings uniting to save their home. Through the Vanderbeekers, Glaser provides a portrait of the splendors of Harlem and the sense of community that can be built among neighbors of all backgrounds. . . This will draw fans of rollicking family stories, and while it’s centered on Christmas, it would be enjoyable any time of the year."
"Readers who enjoy a cheery story that’s simultaneously old-fashioned and of the moment in its sensibility will enjoy this introduction to the Vanderbeekers and look forward to their future adventures."
"Glaser’s third-person narration weaves individual characters’ plot threads and a palpable sense of place through the larger family story in the tradition of Jeanne Birdsall, SydneyTaylor, Elizabeth Enright, and Hilary McKay."
—The Horn Book
"The Vanderbeekers join the Melendys, the Cassons, and the 'All of a Kind' Family on my list of favorite book-families. I'm in love with every single Vanderbeeker! Their story is utterly enchanting: I did not want it to end. More, please?"
—Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist
"Utterly charming. Deserves a place between The Penderwicks and The Melendys on every middle grade reader's shelf."
—Linda Urban, author of Weekends With Max and His Dad
"This modern-day classic in the making will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.”
—Melissa Posten, American Bookseller's Association