Come say hello on Saturday, May 7th at the Millennium Library in downtown Winnipeg. I'll have easy-to-use supplementary material available for teachers and book clubs so you can dig deeper into Katya's history. So good of our public library to support local authors and special thanks to Erica Ball for organizing this event. Check out this link for more information.
Broken Stone is on the shortlist for the 2016 McNally Robinson's Book of the Year for Children (older category). So grateful to be recognized with the other three nominees—Jodi Carmichael, Patti Grayson and David Alexander Robinson. I'm honoured to be in their company.
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.