The Miracle of the Lights
By Cindy Rizzo
When her girlfriend, Tova, leaves their upstate New York Hasidic community to avoid an arranged marriage, eighteen-year-old Chava goes in search of her among the hundreds of homeless LGBTQ youth in New York City.
Once there, she faces the challenges of life on the street and must reconcile the insulated world she has known with the new and unfamiliar choices she confronts. But nothing else matters—not the cold, the onset of an illness, or her brush with danger—nothing, except finding Tova.