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No Vacancy

By: Tziporah Cohen

Buying and moving into the run-down Jewel Motor Inn in upstate New York wasn’t eleven-year-old Miriam Brockman’s dream, but at least it’s an adventure. Miriam befriends Kate, whose grandmother owns the diner next door, and finds comfort in the company of Maria, the motel’s housekeeper, and her Uncle Mordy, who comes to help out for the summer. She spends her free time helping Kate’s grandmother make her famous grape pies and begins to face her fears by taking swimming lessons in the motel’s pool.

But when it becomes clear that only a miracle is going to save the Jewel from bankruptcy, Jewish Miriam and Catholic Kate decide to create their own. Otherwise, the No Vacancy sign will come down for good, and Miriam will lose the life she’s worked so hard to build.

ISBN: 9781773064109

JLG Release: Dec 2020

Sensitive Areas: Discrimination: Religious
Topics: Religious , Jewish faith , Catholicism , Social themes , Friendship , Prejudice and racism , Jewish families , Family life , Motels ,  New York State , Moving households , Communities

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Awards & Honors

2021 Sydney Taylor Middle Grade Honor Book

Book Details



First Release

December 2020



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

7 1/2" x 5"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader


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Print Book


Hardcover edition



Potentially Sensitive Areas

Discrimination: Religious


Religious, Jewish faith, Catholicism, Social themes, Friendship, Prejudice and racism, Jewish families, Family life, Motels,  New York State, Moving households, Communities,

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Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

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