Books by Robin Friedman

THE IMPORTANCE OF WINGS by Robin Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Told in a first-person voice that is both sardonic and sincere, Friedman's novel succeeds in bringing forth some common issues that challenge any immigrant American child who must straddle separate ways of life while striving for that true-blue American image. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Roxanne (Ravit) Ben-Ari is an Israeli-American girl growing up in 1980s New York City. Read full book review >
NOTHING by Robin Friedman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Despite the many issues it tackles, this is a fast, well-written read, and while the conclusion is a bit too easy, the story is nonetheless moving. (author's note) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A quiet, lyric look at the price of perfection. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 30, 2005

"By focusing on Lula and her doll—the 'silent witness' of the title—the grand sweep of history is placed very firmly and humanely within the grasp of young readers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The events of the Civil War unfold, filtered through the experiences of Lula McLean, on whose father's farm the First Battle of Bull Run was fought, and in whose father's living room Lee surrendered. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Not a 'must have' book, but one with a certain amount of appeal for its age group. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In many ways Jackie Monterey, 13, is a typical teenager. Read full book review >