Click the book and read my review.

Heart of a SamuraiSomeone Named Eva

More of Michelle's books »
Michelle Harclerode's book recommendations, reviews, quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists



M. Harclerode's Reviews

Heart of a Samurai
4 of 5 stars
Move over Moby Dick. This novel was a delight and surprise. I just finished reading all of the 2011 Newbery Award books [ winner and honors]. For some reason I saved this one for last, thinking it would not be my cup of tea. Boy was I wr...
tagged: children-s-novels
Someone Named Eva
5 of 5 stars
Book Trailer link http://www.booktrailersforreaders.com/So...

An emotional read for students and adults alike. My students connected to this historical fiction the way many do when reading the "Diary of Anne Frank"...
tagged: children-s-novels and sunshine-state-young-readers-award-

goodreads.com


M. Harclerode's Reviews

Heart of a SamuraiSomeone Named Eva

More of Michelle's books »
Michelle Harclerode's book recommendations, reviews, quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists


M. Harclerode's Reviews

Heart of a Samurai
Someone Named Eva


Michelle Harclerode's favorite books »
}

Someone Named EvaSomeone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Trailer link http://www.booktrailersforreaders.com/So...

An emotional read for students and adults alike. My students connected to this historical fiction the way many do when reading the "Diary of Anne Frank". This 2010 2011 Sunshine State Young Readers Award book made the Grades 3 through 5 list. Definitely takes a mature reader due to content. Spurred a controversy in our school distict. I felt author Joan Wolf handled the holocaust with truth and sensitivity. Many of my older students claimed it was the best book they had ever read. Based on the true account of what happened to the village of Lidice during Hitler's occupation of Czechoslovakia. This novel focuses on eleven-year-old Milada who is taken with other blond, blue-eyed children to a school in Poland to be trained as "proper Germans" for adoption by German families, but she remembers her true name and history. Review and book trailer by Teacher Librarian M. Harclerode


View all my reviews