A Promise Stitched in Time by Colleen Rowan Kosinski was an interesting middle grade book about grief, acceptance and friendship, with a touch of historical mystery. It introduces young readers to a heavy topic: the Holocaust.
Maggie must create a thought-provoking art piece to complete her application to a prestigious art school and admission to Peabody will allow her to fulfill a promise to her father who died three years previously. But inspiration alludes her until an out-dated tweed coat seems to call her name as she searches for a subject in a thrift store. From the moment the coat is in her possession, a painting of a young girl begins to flow onto the canvas and unusual dreams and thought begin to haunt her. Taj, a friend from Maggie’s preschool days who has returned to town, tries to help figure out what’s happening and in the process, becomes important to Maggie and a source of irritation to her sister.
I found A Promise Stitched in Time to be a heartwarming story that not only introduces the Holocaust to today’s young readers, but also an important book that addresses the grieving process.
Thank you Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Schiffer Kids and NetGalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.