Some Kind of Hate

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Scholastic Press
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5.81 X 8.43 X 1.1 inches | 0.91 pounds

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About the Author
Sarah Darer Littman is the critically acclaimed author of Some Kind of Hate; Deepfake, Backlash; Want to Go Private?; Anything But Okay; In Case You Missed It; Life, After; and Purge. She is also an award-winning news columnist and teaches writing at Western Connecticut State University and with the Yale Writers' Workshop. Sarah lives in Connecticut with her family in a house that never seems to have enough bookshelves. You can visit her online at

Praise for Sarah Darer Littman

Some Kind of Hate

"Thoughtful, meticulous, and devastatingly revealing, Some Kind of Hate opens readers' eyes into how ordinary people--a neighbor, a classmate, a teammate, a friend--can become brainwashed and indoctrinated into the frightening and bigoted world of white supremacy. To stop hate, Sarah Darer Littman has written a critical, heart-wrenching, and hopeful book that not only shows how and why the seeds of hatred grow into a destructive force, but also the importance of owning one's actions, which allows for the possibility of redemption and forgiveness." --Liza Wiemer, author of the Sydney Taylor Notable Book The Assignment

"Littman's latest novel presents an unvarnished and eye-opening account of how a frustrated young athlete becomes radicalized into a hate group, while examining the causes and consequences of unchecked antisemitism. This is truly a story for our times--a raw and visceral exploration of how a single, traumatic event in a person's life can quickly turn him down the dark path toward extremism, and ultimately, redemption." --Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation LeagueSome Kind of Hate is not an easy read, but it's a necessary one that is unflinchingly realistic and brutal, and yet, somehow, hopeful. I wish for it to find its way to every library and classroom shelf, where it might help more than one reader realize that it's never too late to say no to hate and open our eyes and hearts to love." --Gae Polisner, author of The Memory of Things


Littman pens a raw, frighteningly realistic, and absorbing look at cyberbullying and the damaging effects of airing private trauma in a public forum. --Publishers Weekly

This is a powerful and credible story. --Booklist

Want to Go Private?

A bold investigation of a potentially lethal, if common, mixture for teen girls: emotional immaturity, technology and emerging sexuality. --Los Angeles Times

This book is a compelling, if not disturbing, read. --School Library Journal

Anything But Okay

With well-developed characters, Littman explores growth and personal relationships alongside pain, mental illness, and social issues -- showing how people can come together to heal. --Kirkus Reviews

This novel by Littman tackles the current sociopolitical climate with multifaceted, redeemable characters. --Publishers Weekly

In Case You Missed It

Littman crafts an unnerving cautionary tale about misplaced digital trust and illusions of privacy. --Publishers Weekly

An unexpectedly layered story of slow awakening and redemption. --Kirkus Reviews

Life, After

Convincing and absorbing. --Publishers Weekly

Littman catches the voice of teen readers with her spot-on dialogue and realistic situations. --The Jewish Journal


An intimate and powerful novel. --The Stamford Times