Search Results: "Kathy Kacer"


BOOK REVIEW

HIDING EDITH by Kathy Kacer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Another sensitive addition to the Holocaust Remembrance Series. (Biography. 8-11)"
The recent inundation of Holocaust literature draws much on personal history; Edith's story stands out for its child-eyed perspective recounted in an easily readable and intriguing narrative. Read full book review >

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STONES ON A GRAVE by Kathy Kacer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Part of the interconnected Secrets series, the novel is a quick, easy read about a little-known period. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Secrets can hide painful truths, as a young woman learns in this novel set in 1964. Read full book review >

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THE UNDERGROUND REPORTERS by Kathy Kacer
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Copies of the original editions and black-and-white photos salvaged from the war add to this incredible piece of Holocaust history. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the dark days of the Nazi occupation of the Czech Republic, a group of Jewish teenagers refused to allow the suppression of their private thoughts and dreams, as the political climate of their town changed daily with the implementation of life-limiting laws. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN OF AUSCHWITZ by Kathy Kacer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Though its sourcing is lacking, this is nevertheless a poignant, inspiring story of friendship, hope and survival. (Biography. 7-10)"
A moving Holocaust story for younger readers about a young boy sent to Auschwitz and befriended by a magician. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"With living survivors seen through the eyes of a contemporary teen, the Holocaust is made present even through the uninspiring prose; 72 years after the liberation of the death camps, this immediacy is vital. (epilogue, author's note by Kacer) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
A 19-year-old's firsthand account of the war-crimes trial of a guard at Auschwitz/Birkenau. Read full book review >

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Released: March 21, 2012

"An entertaining story with religious overtones and a vivid sense of good and evil."
First-time author Johnson's multicolored, rhyming, free-associating story for teens centers on a loyal girl gang's encounter with an evil schoolmate. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT A NUMBER by Jenny Kay Dupuis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A moving glimpse into a not-very-long-past injustice. (Picture book. 7-11)"
When the Indian agent comes for Irene and her brothers, their parents reluctantly give them up to be taken to one of Canada's infamous residential schools. Read full book review >

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Kathy, Wait For Me! by Morelle Forster
Released: Oct. 12, 2015

"A well-crafted coming-of-age novel that skillfully chronicles the trials of a lonely orphan who joins a street gang."
Forster tells the story of a girl's tumultuous life in London in this YA debut. Read full book review >

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A PLACE FOR KATHY by Henry Denker
Released: May 1, 1997

"Sad stuff in a thin telling."
In Denker's popular novels (To Marcy, With Love, 1996, etc.), where bad things happen to good-to-saintly people, there's often a dollop of medical matter; here, in the story of a widow and mother confronting AIDS, there's a good deal of powerful information concerning the disease. Read full book review >

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MAMA LOVE by Kathy Mallat
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Little chimps of the human variety will willingly crawl into a parental lap to share this visual and verbal hug. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Despite opening with a frame just the right size for a baby picture, followed by big, close-up paintings of a mother chimpanzee in the wild holding, carrying, grooming, and otherwise showing devotion to her child, this makes a less sappy variant than usual on the "how much do you love me?" genre. Read full book review >

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THE WIMP by Kathy Caple
by Kathy Caple, illustrated by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Caple (Fox and Bear, 1992, etc.) has written a ho-hum book about sticking up for yourself with boxed-in, cartoon-style illustrations to match. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Arnold the piglet is a classic wimp. Read full book review >