Tag: World War II

Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Kate Atkinson’s TRANSCRIPTION, read by Fenella Woolgar
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Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Kate Atkinson’s TRANSCRIPTION, read by Fenella Woolgar

Our newest feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.    Transcription, by Kate Atkinson and read by Fenella Woolgar Actress Fenella Woolgar and author Kate Atkinson have shared many creatively fruitful unions. […]

EYES OF THE WORLD: Photojournalists Robert Capa and Gerda Taro

EYES OF THE WORLD: Photojournalists Robert Capa and Gerda Taro

Lynn: I need to start this post about Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism (2017) with a disclaimer: Cindy and I had the privilege of watching part of this book’s creation. Marc Aronson shared some of his early ideas with us when we all spoke at a conference […]

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The Plot Against Hitler in Teen Nonfiction

The Plot Against Hitler in Teen Nonfiction

Lynn and Cindy: We’re always on the look-out for books about WWII. Our eighth graders read Anne Frank in their English classes, adding to their already considerable interest in the subject—and having enough books on a popular topic for more than 300 students year after year is a challenge. So we’re very happy to have four excellent, new WWII books […]

When Teens Change the World: The Boys Who Challenged Hitler

When Teens Change the World: The Boys Who Challenged Hitler

Lynn: Phillip Hoose’s new book, The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club (2015), is a gripping, suspenseful read. Wonderfully constructed, documented, and nearly impossible to put down, this is one of those books that made me want to stop perfect strangers on the street just to share its fascinating information. It deserves every […]

An Overlooked Gem for Your Next Book Group Read: Amanda Hodgkinson’s 22 Britannia Road
By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

An Overlooked Gem for Your Next Book Group Read: Amanda Hodgkinson’s 22 Britannia Road

When I am putting together a list for one of my book clubs, I always like to include an overlooked gem. This is usually a book that has not received a lot of publicity or media attention, but is still rich and engaging. One year, I was lucky to come across an ad for an author […]

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The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Cindy: I’m booktalking historical fiction today and am reminded of one of my favorite books of 2008 that flew under the radar. It was published early in the year, and has one of the best covers with an embossed dead bolt and window on the cover that adds to the appeal. In The Boy Who […]