Friday, June 3, 2016

"Historically accurate" - "School Library Journal" on "Brave Like My Brother"

Review of Brave Like My Brother from School Library Journal (5/1/16)

  • "historically accurate beyond the license the author takes, and acknowledges"
  • "a gentler introduction to the genre for younger children" [NOTE: grades 2+]

The book takes a quieter approach in telling a WWII story, partly because of the epistolary format and partly because of the setting (it takes place in England, where there was no ground fighting). Because the story is told completely via letters (first person), I feel it brings readers closer to the action.

Thank you!

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