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The Children's War · 5h ago

From the Archives #29: Comrades of the Air by Dorothy Carter

                      ***Contains Spoilers*** I’ve been laid up with an injury lately and was looking for a comfort read among my old 1940s wartime novels, and just as I reached for...
The Children's War · 5d ago

2017 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Today is National Pearl Harbor Day and at a time when it feels like we are edging closer and closer to another war, it's a good time reflect on that day 76 years age that forced the Unit...
The Children's War · 1W ago

Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar

It’s 1942 and while Britain and the rest of the world are engaged in WWII, in Bombay (today’s Mumbai), the Quit India movement, whose goal is to rid India of British rule and gain indepen...
The Children's War · 2W ago

Suspect Red by L.M. Elliot

It’s June 1953, the Cold War is in full swing, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg’s have just been executed on charges of committing espionage, and under the influence of Senator Eugene McCarthy ...
The Children's War · 2W ago

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Children's War · 3W ago

Nanea: Growing Up with Aloha by Kirby Larson

By the time Mattel rebranded the historical dolls from the American Girls collection, my Kiddo’s doll days were behind her, so I didn’t really pay attention to what was going on with any ...
The Children's War · 3W ago

Movie Matinee #9: Miracle on 34th Street

My Kiddo's old VHS *** Contains Spoilers *** It's been 70 years since the movie Miracle on 34th Street was released in theaters, but for me, it has always been the go-to movie that us...
The Children's War · 4W ago

Refugee by Alan Gratz

In Refugee, Alan Gratz has seamlessly woven together the stories of three refugee children and their families from different time periods and different places in the world and brought the...
The Children's War · 1M ago

Flowers for Sarajevo by John McCutcheon, illustrated by Kristy Caldwell

I can still remember watching the 1984 Winter Olympics held in Sarajevo, especially that stunning performance of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean ice skating to Bolero, for which they e...
The Children's War · 1M ago

KidLitCon 2017: Notes and Sources I used for the Historical Fiction panel

Last weekend, I was in Hershey, PA for the 2017 KidLitCon. where I was on a panel discussing Historical Fiction with these other distinguished panelists:  fellow blogger Sondra Eklund (...