Books by Mary Cronk Farrell

Released: Jan. 8, 2019

"The stories in this valuable volume are well worth knowing. (author's note, glossary, timeline, source notes, bibliography; index and forward not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
African-American women fought for freedom at home and abroad as they served their country during World War II. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A cogent, well-documented, handsomely designed treatment of a heretofore forgotten hero of labor. (author's note, glossary, timeline, quotation notes, sources, websites, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Farrell chronicles Fannie Sellins' life as a garment worker, organizer, and martyr for workers' rights at the turn of the 20th century. Read full book review >
IRENA'S CHILDREN by Tilar J. Mazzeo
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Readers will understand how Sendler came to be honored by Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial as one of the Righteous Among the Nations. (black-and-white photographs, adapter's note, endnotes not seen) (Biography. 12-18)"
In Jewish belief, there are righteous people in every generation who can repair a tear in the universe. Irena Sendler was truly one of them. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A fine purchase for young-adult—and adult—World War II collections that illuminates a previously unexplored aspect of the war. (list of nurses, timeline and extensive endnotes) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
As World War II began, nearly 100 Navy and Army nurses were stationed in the Philippines, once a lush, desirable duty station and then abruptly one of the more dangerous places these young noncombatants could be. Read full book review >
FIRE IN THE HOLE! by Mary Cronk Farrell
Released: Oct. 18, 2004

"Fictional newspaper articles by Mick's mentor Mr. Delaney and a good author's note contribute historical and legal context for this story of family, dreams, and an important segment of American history. (Fiction. 10-14)"
With his mother dead, his father imprisoned, and rent due, 14-year-old Mick must take responsibility for his family. Read full book review >