Fall 2021

Everything Together

A Second Dad Wedding

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

When Jeremiah arrives in Minneapolis to spend the summer with his Dad, everything feels odd. His dad’s fiancé, Michael, has buried the apartment in piles of DIY wedding decorations. His best friend Sage now spends all her time with a new girl as quirky and bright as Sage ever was. Everywhere he goes, Jeremiah feels like the odd one out. Eager for something to get him away from all this, he starts volunteering in an English class for refugees. As the summer goes on, Jeremiah finds community in new places and with unexpected friends.

Everything Together is about exploring your place in the world and the tangled ways we connect. This is the sequel to Second Dad Summer.

Format Your Price
978-1-947159-65-5
$12.74
978-1-947159-66-2
$21.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Category Diverse Books: Immigration & Refugees, Diverse Books: LGBTQIA+, Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Red Chair Press
Imprint One Elm Books
Language English
Number of Pages 280
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039020, JUV039060, JUV060000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 6 x 8
Lexile 600
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Foreword Reviews

Everything Together is a sweet depiction of knitting modern, chosen families together, and a timeless story about the emotional rewards found in helping others.”—Foreword Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Queer author Klas, who lives in the Twin Cities, deftly highlights the area’s diversity, including its LGBTQ+, Hmong, Somali, and refugee populations, through the eyes of Jeremiah, a thoughtful and open-minded teen. . . . A lovely and intelligent family tale that emphasizes acceptance and care.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Benjamin Klas

Benjamin Klas lives in Minnesota with his partner and their son. His work has appeared in literary magazines and a collection by LGBTQ authors.

Illustrator: Fian Arroyo

Fian Arroyo has been illustrating for more than 20 years. He lives in the mountains of North Carolina. When he is not drawing he can be found fishing or mountain biking.

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Everything Together

When Jeremiah arrives in Minneapolis to spend the summer with his Dad, everything feels odd. His dad’s fiancé, Michael, has buried the apartment in piles of DIY wedding decorations. His best friend Sage now spends all her time with a new girl as quirky and View available downloads →