Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin

The Port Chicago 50 (book review)

Apr 28th, 2016 2017 Caudills, Book Awards, Book Reviews, Nonfiction Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin I’m going to add the summary from Goodreads because it sounds a lot better than mine: “On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and…

Echo (book review)

Feb 28th, 2016 2017 Caudills, Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 1 min read

For more 2017 Caudill reviews, click here. This is my copy of the review I did for Booklist. Reinwald, Rachel. “Echo.” Booklist 15 Oct. 2015: 64. General OneFile. Web. 21 Feb. 2016. Echo. By Pam Munoz Ryan. Read by Mark Bramhall and others. 2015. 10.5hr. Scholastic, CD, $39.99 (9780545788366). Gr. 5-8. The story of three children from different historical periods is framed by the folktale of…

war that saved my life

The War That Saved My Life (book review)

Feb 21st, 2016 2017 Caudills, Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

For more 2017 Caudill reviews, click here. The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley The War That Saved My Life is a historical fiction taking place in London and the English countryside. 10-year-old Ada watches the world from her window. She has a clubfoot and her mother is too embarrassed to let her leave their apartment, even to go to the bathroom…

My Brother's Secret by Dan Smith

My Brother’s Secret (book review)

Dec 11th, 2015 Book Reviews, Tween Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

My Brother’s Secret by Dan Smith This suspenseful historical fiction covers WWII Germany from the perspective of Karl, a boy in the Hitler Youth. At first, he is really excited to be training for Hitler and is proud of his father fighting in the war. But then little things start to happen. A boy in his class is humiliated because he cried the day he…