Books by Marlene Targ Brill

DOLORES HUERTA STANDS STRONG by Marlene Targ Brill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"Young readers will recognize Dolores Huerta's rallying cry 'Yes, we can!' even as they are inspired by her vision for a better world. (Biography. 7-14)"
Meet community organizer Dolores Huerta, who travels from poverty to political victory, becoming only the second Mexican-American woman in history to be honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Read full book review >
DIARY OF A DRUMMER BOY by Marlene Targ Brill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Abetted by Garland's startling paintings, which depict the faces in a photo-realistic fashion but allow other details in the scenes to remain as sketchy as memory, Brill's book succeeds as fiction, and will have many uses in the history classroom. (bibliography, further reading) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
A picture book for older readers, based on fact and done in diary form, tells the story of Orion Howe, a 12-year-old Civil War drummer boy who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and who was the subject of an ode in the Atlantic Monthly, reprinted at the back. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

For chapter-book readers, an accessible and informative illustrated biography of the winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize, tracing Mench£'s hard life from birth in a remote Mayan village in the mountains of Guatemala to the present. Read full book review >
ALLEN JAY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Marlene Targ Brill
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1993

"Note; afterword. (Nonfiction/Easy reader. 5-10)"
In the ``On My Own'' series, a straightforward story based on a childhood incident recorded in Jay's autobiography. Read full book review >