Category Archives: death

From Depths We Rise by Sarah Rodriguez

From Depths We Rise by Sarah Rodriguez is a story where the author recounts her husband Joel’s battle with cancer, their struggle to conceive, his eventual death, and her attempts at IVF afterward. Sarah was writing about incredibly emotional experiences … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Moon by Tess Hilo

Cinnamon Moon by Tess Hilo is a story about the survival of a brother and sister from that small town and how they learned to survive without their parents. Alone as orphans in the city of Chicago, they survived with the … Continue reading

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A Great Place to Have a War by Joshua Kurlantzick

A Great Place to Have a War by Joshua Kurlantzick is a book about the history of Laos. The synopsis caught by eye since I lived and worked in Laos for a year as an English teacher. The book is … Continue reading

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Irena’s Children by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Irene’s Children by Tilar J. Mazzeo is the story of a young social worker named Irena Sendler decided to do her part to help Warsaw’s Jews. She worked with the Polish Underground to smuggle over 2,000 children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and … Continue reading

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Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport by Emma Carlson Berne

Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport, Emma Carlson Berne is a book that is written for middle school students about the Jews in Nazi Germany. The book contains stories of seven children who escaped Nazi Germany on Kindertransports funded by humanitarian groups … Continue reading

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Poppy by Mary Hooper

Poppy by Mary Hooper is a  sweet novel. The book gives a look at the lives of English nurses of World War One who took care of soldiers who wounded where their injuries were to the extent that caused the soldier … Continue reading

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Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute? by Elke Barber, Alex Barber

Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute? by Elke Barber, Alex Barber is lovely little picture book that explains death to a young child. Mother explains that his father cannot come back because his body has stopped working and that it is ok to … Continue reading

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