Isaac Blum will be Live at Black Rock Middle School on
November 16, 2022 with his book
The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen

Order by Nov 14, 2022 for a personalized, signed book!
Books will be distributed at your school

About Isaac Blum

Isaac Blum is a writer and educator. He’s taught English at several colleges and universities, and at Orthodox Jewish and public schools. He lives with his wife in Philadelphia where he watches sports and reads books that make him laugh while showing him something true about the world. The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen is his debut novel. You can visit Isaac online at and follow him on Twitter and Instagram @isaacblum_

This offer is available only to students of Black Rock Middle School

About The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum

Long-listed for the National Book Award!

Hoodie Rosen’s life isn’t that bad. Sure, his entire Orthodox Jewish community has just picked up and moved to the quiet, mostly non-Jewish town of Tregaron, but Hoodie’s world hasn’t changed that much. He’s got basketball to play, studies to avoid, and a supermarket full of delicious kosher snacks to eat. The people of Tregaron aren’t happy that so many Orthodox Jews are moving in at once, but that’s not Hoodie’s problem.

That is, until he meets and falls for Anna-Marie Diaz-O’Leary — who happens to be the daughter of the obstinate mayor trying to keep Hoodie’s community out of the town. And things only get more complicated when Tregaron is struck by a series of antisemitic crimes that quickly escalate to deadly violence.

As his community turns on him for siding with the enemy, Hoodie finds himself caught between his first love and the only world he’s ever known.

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