No one would have expected Dietrich Bonhoeffer to conspire to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Continue reading “Book of the Week: The Plot to Kill Hitler by Patricia McCormick”
Our story begins in a roadside inn in France, in 1242.
Or maybe our story begins in a rural village where the peasants claim that a greyhound named Gwenforte is a saint. Or maybe in the Middle East, where European crusaders murdered and pillaged, or maybe in a town where Jews and Christians live peacefully together, until suddenly they don’t. Continue reading “Book of the Week: The Inquisitor’s Tale, by Adam Gidwitz”
Our story begins in a roadside inn in France, in 1242. Continue reading “Book of the Week: The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz”
Annabelle never wanted to become a liar.
She lives in a sweet Pennsylvania town with a dark name: Wolf Hollow, for the holes people dug all through the hills to catch roving wolves. It’s the middle of World War II, but things are peaceful in Wolf Hollow – until Betty Glengarry moves to town. Continue reading “Book of the Week: Wolf Hollow, by Lauren Wolk”
Eight years ago, Addie Webster, the daughter of the governor of Virginia, vanished from her front yard. It was the news story of the decade. Now her father is president of the United States. He, his wife, and his other daughter Elinor have mourned Addie and moved on. No one’s ever solved her disappearance. Continue reading “Book of the Week: Zero Day, by Jan Gangsei”
In the not-so-far future, climate change and earthquakes have caused sea levels to rise dramatically, swallowing up most of the land. New York and Los Angeles are long gone, as are the lowlands in the rest of the country. Human beings live on tiny islands of elevated land, in stack cities full of crime and pollution. Continue reading “Book of the Week: Dark Life, by Kat Falls”
When he was young, Sungju’s life was a lot like yours – even though he lived in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. His dad was high up in the military, so Sungju went to a good school, took music and tae kwon do lessons, and hung out with his close-knit family. Continue reading “Book of the Week: Every Falling Star, by Sungju Lee”
During World War II, Charlotte Bromley’s father is a physicist studying time travel. His work is top secret, but he does tell Lottie and best friend Kitty some of what he learns. Continue reading “Book of the Week: Once Was a Time, by Leila Sales”
Mai loves summer vacation. She lives in Orange County, California, so summer means surfing, swimming, and hanging out with her friends on the beach. Continue reading “Book of the Week: Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai”
Mimi knew how things worked back in California. In California, she excelled in math and science, she had friends whose families were from all over the world, and her cousins lived right next door. And she had big dreams: to become the first woman astronaut. Continue reading “Book of the Week: Full Cicada Moon, by Marilyn Hilton”