In Ruth Behar’s Letters from Cuba, a Jewish girl escapes Poland to make a new life in Cuba, where she works to rescue the rest of her family. Twenty years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero but he still has to navigate grief, identity, and stand up for what’s right in Saadia Faruqi’s new novel. In Jasmine Warga’s The Shape of Thunder, two former friends grieving over a school shooting must travel back in time to right wrongs and save siblings. Moderated by podcasters Harmony Birch and Maggie Collins, Rebel Girls Book Club.
Grades 3 – 7