Reviews

A “Couple” of Unsung Civil War Heroes: CLOTHESLINE CODE

By Janet Halfmann Illustrated by Trisha Mason Brandylane Publishers Ages 6-11, Non Fiction Picture Book, hardcover & softcover Buy this book at Bookshop, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble,Brandylane Publishers, and other booksellers   I was among others who endorsed author Janet Halfmann’s “hidden history”, THE CLOTHESLINE CODE: The Story of CIVIL WAR SPIES LUCY WALKER and DABNEY WALKER. before… Read more »

Review: BROTHER’S KEEPER by Julie Lee

  BROTHER’S KEEPER by Julie Lee. ISBN-10 : 0823444945 ISBN-13 : 978-0823444946 Holiday House, 2020 Starred reviews: Kirkus, School Library Journal, Publishers’ Weekly, Booklist Junior Library Guild Selection Jane Addams Peace Award Finalist “The martial and political conflict in 1950 Korea is catalyst and backdrop, and the story of the Pak children’s treacherous flight is… Read more »

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 »