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WILD GIRL by Patricia Reilly Giff

Our book to be discussed on March 21, 2010 will have great appeal to “horse-mad readers, girls like Lidie who have photos and drawings of horses tacked up on their bedroom walls,” writes Norah Piehl in her book review posted on Kidsreads.com.  Piehl goes on to say that WILD GIRL “shouldn’t be dismissed as merely another ‘horse book.’  It also provides an insightful glimpse into the immigrant experience, particularly for the large number of i

The Silenced by James DeVita

In a world filled with sanctions and restrictions, Marena struggles to remember the past: a time before the Zero Tolerance Party murdered her mother and put her father under house arrest. A time before they installed listening devices in every home and forbade citizens to read or write. A time when she was free. In the spirit of her revolutionary mother, Marena forms her own resistance group—the White Rose.

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