Books by Patricia McCormick

SERGEANT RECKLESS by Patricia McCormick
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A warm human (and horse) interest story that feels fresh off a newsreel. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
U.S. Marines reluctantly adopt a small mare to carry ammunition in battle during the Korean War, believing she will be too weak for the job. They soon realize their mistake! Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This insightful, compelling account is an excellent introduction to Bonhoeffer and a perceptive look at what makes someone stand up for what's right. (photos, timeline, source notes, bibliography) (Biography. 11-14)"
The story of theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer's brief but notable life is related in the context of his resistance to the Nazis and association with the 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Though Yousafzai's memoir never transcends her story, that story is a powerful and inspiring one; supplemented by contextualizing information, it should pack quite a wallop. (glossary) (Memoir. 10-14)"
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot for her activism for girls' education, tells her story for a middle-grade audience. Read full book review >
NEVER FALL DOWN by Patricia McCormick
Released: May 8, 2012

"Though it lacks references or suggestions for further reading, Arn's agonizing story is compelling enough that many readers will seek out the history themselves. (preface, author's note) (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
A harrowing tale of survival in the Killing Fields. Read full book review >
PURPLE HEART by Patricia McCormick
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The author tenderly calculates the guilt and trepidation that infect Matt's mind, and when he returns to patrol, what he finds on the streets of Iraq will either make him or break him. (Fiction. YA)"
Injured, dazed and bewildered from combat, teenager Private Matt Duffy wakes up in the infirmary to receive the prized Purple Heart for his valor in Iraq. Read full book review >
SOLD by Patricia McCormick
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"McCormick provides readers who live in safety and under protection of the law with a vivid window into a harsh and cruel world—one most would prefer to pretend doesn't exist. (Fiction. YA)"
In her village in Nepal, Lakshmi's life is more than difficult and requires her to endure hunger, harsh weather and poverty. Read full book review >
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER by Patricia McCormick
Released: June 1, 2005

"Splendidly done. (Fiction. 11-13)"
What's a ninth grader to do? Read full book review >
CUT by Patricia McCormick
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"A thoughtful look at teenage mental illness and recovery. (Fiction. 13-15)"
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