Books by Monica Hesse

THE WAR OUTSIDE by Monica Hesse
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"An exploration of lesser-known aspects of Japanese-American and German-American internment during World War II. (map, historical notes) (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
Interned in a Texas camp during World War II, Japanese-American Haruko and German-American Margot watch their families fall apart and are driven to depend on each other, even if they should not. Read full book review >
AMERICAN FIRE by Monica Hesse
NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 2017

"A true-crime saga that works in every respect."
A captivating narrative about arson, persistent law enforcers, an unlikely romantic relationship, and a courtroom drama. Read full book review >
GIRL IN THE BLUE COAT by Monica Hesse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Shelve this one beside resistance tales like Elizabeth Wein's Code Name Verity (2012) and read next to a box of tissues. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A political features writer at the Washington Post turns to teen fiction and delivers the goods. Read full book review >