Award-Winning Author and Educator
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.
2022/2023 Georgia Peach 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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Liza Wiemer is an award-winning educator with over twenty years of teaching experience. Her second young adult novel, The Assignment, was published by Delacorte Press and has received numerous honors, including being named a 2021 Sydney Taylor Notable Book. To date, The Assignment has also been published in Russian, Polish, Italian, and Korean. Hello?, her debut contemporary YA novel, was named a Goodreads Best Young Adult Novel of the Month. In addition, Liza has had two adult nonfiction books published and several short stories included in the New York Times bestselling Small Miracles series. She has had articles published in various newspapers and magazines and writes a monthly kidlit column for the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. Liza received the honor of being named one of "The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2021" by the Algemeiner. A graduate of UW-Madison, Liza has two married sons and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband, Jim.