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Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship"

by Deborah Heiligman

Dear Reader,

Sometimes a story grabs you and doesn’t let go. That’s what happened with Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of “The Children’s Ship.” My editor showed me a photograph of a custom-made child’s life jacket, bright red. It belonged to an eleven-year-old boy whose parents sent him on a ship from England to Canada during World War II. The story of that ship is a tragedy, but it is also filled with heroism, bravery, community, and adventure. And it’s all true.

Here are some glimpses: Two teenage girls cling to an overturned lifeboat in freezing cold water for 19 hours. A young man dives into the water over and over again to save children. On a lifeboat lost at sea for eight days, a teacher tries desperately to keep six boys alive—by telling them adventure stories.

Email deborah@deborahheiligman.com to win a copy.

Thanks!
Deborah 
www.deborahheiligman.com 




PUBLISHER:
Henry Holt and Co. Books for Young Readers/MCPG

PUB DATE: 
October 8, 2019

ISBN: 
9781627795548

TYPE OF BOOK: 
Middle-Grade Nonfiction 

AGE RANGE: 
10-14

PRICE: 
$19.99

Ricochet

by Kathryn Berla

Dear Reader,

I don’t remember a time when the possibility of parallel universes hasn’t fascinated me. Who hasn’t thought about the “what ifs” in life that lead us to our current moment? Who hasn’t pondered where a different choice may have led?

Science says it’s possible and our imaginations explore the ways in which it could happen. I tried to integrate both science and imagination into this story of one girl…four starkly different versions of her life…and the ultimate standoff when each version must overcome her fears in the face of evil in order to triumph and find happiness.

"Spellbinding, and spectacular are the only words I have for this book." (Adrianna, NetGalley reviewer)

"..surprisingly new at every page and explored some ideas that I have not seen in other novels." (Traci, NetGalley reviewer)

"…a totally amazing read." (Rubayet, NetGalley reviewer)

I’m giving away five signed copies of Ricochet, picked from random entries. To enter, please email me at berlabooks@gmail.com.

Thank you for reading!
Kathryn Berla 
www.kathrynberlabooks.com




PUBLISHER:
Flux/North Star Editions

PUB DATE: 
October 8, 2019

ISBN: 
9781635830408

TYPE OF BOOK: 
Young Adult Science Fiction 

AGE RANGE: 
13+

PRICE: 
$11.99

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