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A Promise Stitched in Time by Colleen Rowan Kosinski

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 … Continue reading

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Anne Frank by Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Anne Frank by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Little People, Big Dreams series, is a really nice introduction to Anne Frank.  This is an early picture book biography. The story is a very simplified version of the diary of Anne Frank. The pictures are cartoony, yet … Continue reading

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Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain is a historical fiction book that focuses on on Ernest Hemingway’s third wife, Martha Gellhorn. Martha was a respected and celebrated person with many accomplishments. She was a war correspondent for 60 years, and an author in … Continue reading

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The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe tells the story of Dita Krauss, who acted as a librarian in Auschwitz (where books were forbidden), and how she coped. The story tell about the a harrowing look at what life was like … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Sketchbook: The Illustrated First World War Diary of R.H. Rabjohn by John Wilson

A Soldier’s Sketchbook: The Illustrated First World War Diary of R.H. Rabjohn by John Wilson is a fascinating glimpse into the actual sketchbook/diary of a soldier who served in World War I. It follows Russell Rabjohn from 1916 to 1919 during his time in … Continue reading

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Hedy’s Journey by Michelle Bisson

Hedy’s Journey by Michelle Bisson is a horrific, true story about a Hungarian Jewish girl named Hedy who had to travel through Germany during the Holocaust in search of safety. She takes a portion of the journey to America alone, as … Continue reading

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Captain by Sam Angus

Captain by Sam Angus is set a year after the start of world war one and is a story about a young boy (Billy Bayliss), who joins the army even though he is underage. From Alexandria his journey takes him … Continue reading

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Bury the Living by Jodi McIsaac

Bury the Living by Jodi McIsaac is a historical fiction book with a little bit of fantasy. Nora O’Reilly has a knack for getting into trouble. That’s not good when she lives in Ireland’s Troubles. After losing her family, Nora … 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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Rose of Sarajevo book review

I received, Rose of Sarajevo by Ayse Kulin, for free in exchange for a review from goodreads. The synopsis caught my attention and I was immediately excited to read this book. I knew very little about the Balkans crisis prior to reading this … Continue reading

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