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Some bloggers post wish lists for their house or wardrobe – well, Bookworm is posting her beach book “wish list”. Summertime and vacations make me look forward to beach, pool,…

Book Gifts Books I Want to Read

Al Capone Does My Shirts Goodreads says: A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards’ families were housed there, and has to contend with his…

Children Childrens Fiction Newbery Teaching Young Adult Historical Fiction

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit (1906) A charming classic about the adventures of three siblings: Phyllis, Roberta, and Peter who move to the country with their mother.  Their father is…

Children Childrens Fiction

Childrens Fiction Historical Fiction Young Adult Historical Fiction

The Devil’s Arithmetic was written by Jane Yolen in 1988 and winner of the National Jewish Book Award.  Teaching the Holocaust to any adult is difficult and far more for young adults and children.  Many authors use fiction as a way to teach and create a lasting impression.  I vividly remember reading the book in elementary school.  I remember being confused about the character moving from modern day to 1942, but also being scared of the story she told.

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Historical Fiction Young Adult Historical Fiction