Come say hello at the annual Summer in the City festival in Steinbach during the weekend of June 17th to 19th. I'll have easy-to-use supplementary material available for teachers and book clubs so you can dig deeper into Katya's history.
Broken Stone was on the shortlist for the 2016 McNally Robinson's Book of the Year for Children (older category). Congratulations to my talented friend, Jodi Carmichael, for winning with her book, Forever Julia!
I hope you like Katya's story! Yes, those Stalin and Hitler years were difficult times. But I want readers to focus on Katya's spirit and tenacity.
If you have time or interest, I'd appreciate a review. And thanks again to the hardworking, dedicated people at Rebelight for making this dream a reality!
I'd be delighted to share research behind these books to groups of students or adults.