The Assignment

The Assignment

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.

SENIOR YEAR. When an assignment given by a favorite teacher instructs a group of students to argue for the Final Solution, a euphemism used to describe the Nazi plan for the genocide of the Jewish people, Logan March and Cade Crawford are horrified. Their teacher cannot seriously expect anyone to complete an assignment that fuels intolerance and discrimination. Logan and Cade decide they must take a stand.
As the school administration addressed the teens' refusal to participate in the appalling debate, the student body, their parents, and the larger community are forced to face the issue as well. The situation explodes, and acrimony and anger result. What does it take for tolerance, justice, and love to prevail?

Title:The Assignment
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593123164
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    The Assignment Reviews

  • Elyse  Walters

    Audiobook read by a full cast...Emily Lawrence, Lincoln Hoppe, Julia Whelan, AndrewEiden, Lisa Wiemer, A teen book - that adults, parents, and educators should consider reading. There’s great value ...

  • Rachel 007

    This book is so important and powerful. I read two early drafts as a beta reader and cannot wait to read the final in 2020!...

  • Marilyn

    Five plus very strong stars! The Assignment by Liza M. Wiemer was a very thought provoking, riveting and compelling book. It was fast paced, plot driven and masterfully written. As the title suggests,...

  • Anuradha Rajurkar

    THE ASSIGNMENT is a powerful, timely story of two teens, Cade and Logan, who, listening to their inner voices, stand up for what they know to be right despite immense pressure from their teachers, com...

  • Reading Teen

    I am so excited for this book!! HELLO? is a favorite of mine and I know this is going to be amazing and powerful!!Edit: I knew it would be amazing and powerful and it didn’t let me down! Timely. Eye...

  • A.J. Pine

    "Can you be proud of your heritage, your faith, your identity, yet also have a strong need to protect or hide yourself from the 'outside' world?" This is a question Liza Wiemer asks in her author's no...

  • Stephanie Fitzgerald

    As students in classrooms, young people are expected to accept and complete assignments given to them by their authority figures. Teachers rightfully expect not to have their authority questioned. Sup...

  • Sandy Brehl

    Since I first heard about the events that inspired Wiemer to write this book I've been anxious to read her powerful and important contemporary novel. I finally got my hands on an advance copy. It far ...

  • Valerie Biel

    I had been looking forward to reading Liza Wiemer’s "The Assignment" as soon as I heard the description. Based on a true story, Wiemer’s novel follows two teens who refuse to do an antisemitic ass...

  • Vee

    Wordpress Blog | Twitter | Pinterest📗 This is a shocking and unfortunately, very true story about what happens when a teacher asks his class to argue for the Final Solution, putting themselves in t...