Claiming My Place: Coming of Age in the Shadow of the Holocaust – Planaria Price and Helen Reichmann West

Claiming My Place: Coming of Age in the Shadow of the Holocaust by Planaria Price & Helen Reichmann West Farrar, Straus and Giroux – 2018 – 272 pages – Genre: Non-fiction, Biography, History Recommended by PWBHS student E.W. & reviewed by PWBHS Librarian Shelley Dorrill “There is my photograph; there is my new name onContinue reading “Claiming My Place: Coming of Age in the Shadow of the Holocaust – Planaria Price and Helen Reichmann West”

Burned – Ellen Hopkins

Burned by Ellen Hopkins Margaret K. McElderry Books – 2006 – 544 pages – Genre: A Novel in Verse, Realistic Fiction Recommended by PWBHS student M.S. & reviewed by PWBHS Librarian Shelley Dorrill “Do you ever dangle your toes over the precipice, dare the cliff to crumble, defy the frozen deity to suffer the sun,Continue reading “Burned – Ellen Hopkins”

Two Can Keep a Secret – Karen M. McManus

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus Reviewed by M.Y. – 10th grade TCS student In MacManus’ second novel, on the heels of her stunning debut One of Us is Lying, themes of the secrets embedded in small town life are explored, through the perspectives of curious and fallible teenage detectives. Twins ElleryContinue reading “Two Can Keep a Secret – Karen M. McManus”