Books by Robert Sharenow

THE GIRL IN THE TORCH by Robert Sharenow
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"Exciting if at times disquieting in its realism. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
When her mother dies in quarantine at Ellis Island, 12-year-old Sarah has no hope of being admitted to America on her own. Read full book review >
THE BERLIN BOXING CLUB by Robert Sharenow
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 17, 2011

"A fine one-two punch with the author's previous powerful work, My Mother the Cheerleader (2007). (sources) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
The historically freighted match between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling forms the backdrop for this compelling coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >
MY MOTHER THE CHEERLEADER by Robert Sharenow
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 24, 2007

"However, the characters are rather two-dimensional, and the narrative lacks the emotional and psychological depth necessary to fully engage. (author's note) (Historical fiction. YA)"
In 1960s New Orleans, 13-year-old Louise recounts the events that led to her mother Pauline's withdrawal from the "Cheerleaders," a group of mothers who gathered each morning outside of William Franz Elementary School to protest integration by heckling Ruby Bridges, the first African-American girl to attend the school. Read full book review >