Bruna lives an idyllic life in a small Italian village in the 1940s, with the worries and joys of any fourteen-year-old girl. The reality of WWII seems far away from her life. But war does come, and as Nazi soldiers occupy her village Bruna must help her family cope with their dangerous new reality. A true story.
Six girls just out of high school spend the summer of 1943 on a farm, doing the work of the men who are off fighting the war in Europe. We follow the stories of Helene, Peggy, Binxie, Isabel, Jean, and the mysterious "X." Friendship, romance, hardship, and heartbreak shape their summer, all against the backdrop of the Second World War.
Jakob and his family hide their Jewish identity in Nazi-occupied Hungary. Discovered, he is sent as a prisoner to Auschwitz where he keeps himself alive out of a desire for revenge on the friend he believes turned on him, only to discover when he is free that things are not as he thought.
Mary-Eve Hamilton is a dutiful teenager whose life is ruled by her parents and their church, the Waiting for the Rapture End Times Tabernacle. All this changes when she befriends Dee Eccles, the eighteen-year-old pagan goddess of their high school, and Mary-Eve’s initiation into the mysteries of cigarettes, sex, and otherworldly glory begins.
Severn Cullis-Suzuki’s speech at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio caught the attention of the world. She and her friends raised money to travel to Rio, never imagining the effect they would have there. Severn's story is about the power of children, and how their voices can stand out above the politics and cynicism of adults.
Shanghai, China is a strange place for a young Jewish girl from Vienna, but that is where Lily Toufar finds herself in 1938. She and her family are looking for safety after leaving their home in Europe, where Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party have made life unbearable for Jews.
Lewy Body Disease – a form of dementia second only to Alzheimer’s in numbers, yet few of us have ever heard its name. This is the story of Julie and Ken Sobol, a husband and wife who were life partners as well as writing partners, as they cope after Ken's diagnosis with a frightening form of dementia.