Reviews

A Masterful Mixture of Voices from WWII Homefront

THE SUMMER WE FOUND THE BABY by Amy Hest Candlewick, 9780763660079, 192pp. Publication Date: August 4, 2020         This middle grade, multi-voiced view of WWII from a Long Island summer getaway achieves a remarkable sense of contemporary relevance. It employs alternating voices with distinctly narrow points of view as the narrators. Eleven-year-old… Read more »

Voices of Ordinary Heroes of World War II

Voices of Ordinary Heroes:  World War II  History Speaks by Kelly Milner Halls Nonfiction, Target age:  8-12 Rockridge Press, 9781647396428, 122pp. Publication Date: August 6, 2020 Purchase HERE. HISTORY SPEAKS is the tagline for this second book of new titles offered by Rockridge Press. Each presents well-researched and compelling profiles of twenty individuals during the Second… Read more »

VOICES of YOUNG HEROES- A World War II Book for Kids

Voices of Young Heroes: A World War II Book for Kids by Kelly Milner Halls Rockridge Press, 9781646114214, 116pp. Publication Date: August 4, 2020 With a tagline of “HISTORY SPEAKS”, this new book does just that, with guaranteed appeal for young readers. It features deeply researched but briefly told stories of twenty “kids” who were… Read more »

ON THE HORIZON: Another Lois Lowry Masterpiece

If you check the ABOUT tab on this website you’ll see that LOIS LOWRY is the  first name in the list of authors whose work I deeply admire and enjoy. I’m not alone in that opinion, but I’d take on all comers in an arm wrestling match for bragging rights that I love her work… Read more »

PRAIRIE LOTUS, by Linda Sue Park: Expanding the Single Story

PRAIRIE LOTUS by Linda Sue Park Clarion Books, 9781328781505, 272pp. Publication Date: March 3, 2020 Currently five starred-reviews and still counting. This remarkable novel is ideal for middle grades and I add my voice to urge all ages to read and discuss this important story: “Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered book about a… Read more »