A humorous and heartbreaking story about sisters, spies, and World War II

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“At turns hilarious, at turns heartbreaking, Shawn Stout’s story shows us the damage that a whisper campaign can do to a family and a community, and at the same time shows us, each of us, a way to find our hearts. Frankie Baum is a hero from a distant time and yet a hero for all times, the kind of hero who never gets old. I loved this book from the very beginning to the very end.”—Kathi Appelt, author of the National Book Award finalist and Newbery Honor book The Underneath

In my classrooms, historical fiction illuminates time periods, helps integrate the curriculum, and enriches social studies. It piques children’s curiosity and puts people back into history while addressing complex issues.

So I was glad to discover and enjoy A Tiny Piece of Sky (the book will be out in January. I receive advance…

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