New Books for 7th & 8th Graders
Reading Level: Grades 4 - 8
This book was 70 years in the making. It is the story of Michael Gruenbaum and his family, Jews who lived in Prague in 1939 when the Nazis marched in. Written by gifted writer, Todd Hasak-Lowry, it chronicles life for 10- year-old Michael under the Nazis and the family's relocation to Terezin. Told in the first person by a young Michael, it speaks volumes about courage, determination, and humanity.
Reading Level: Grades 3 - 7
The orphans are on the run again in this third book of the Wanderville series. Their dream is to make a permanent, safe home in California, but how will they get there? Fortune brings them a chance to earn a huge reward that would finance their journey if they can deliver a strange medallion to someone at the 1904 World's Fair in St.Louis. Can they make the trip without being found by the evil Miss DeHaven from the Children's Aid Society? Will everyone stay together in the new "family" they have found? Who can they trust? McClure has written another fast paced page turner.
Meet author Wendy McClure at the library on January 9th.