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Lila Perl
Lila Perl was born in Brooklyn and read voraciously as a child, but never dreamed that she would become the author of more than 60 books published by mainstream publishers including Dutton, Houghton Mifflin, HarperCollins, and Scholastic. Her subjects for adults, young adults, and children range... show more

Lila Perl was born in Brooklyn and read voraciously as a child, but never dreamed that she would become the author of more than 60 books published by mainstream publishers including Dutton, Houghton Mifflin, HarperCollins, and Scholastic. Her subjects for adults, young adults, and children range from mummies, ancient Egyptians, and the ancient Maya, to the Holocaust, genocide, cloning, and world terrorism; from the foods and everyday lives of colonial and pioneer Americans to personal ancestor-hunting. Lila Perl was listed in 2001 among "The Pride of Brooklyn College" by her alma mater, and has received a "Best Books for the Teenage" award from the New York Public Library. Her book on junk food, fast food, and health food won a Boston Globe Award. Her Holocaust story, Four Perfect Pebbles, was a recipient of the Sidney Taylor Award. In June, 2011, Lila Perl published her first Ebook, What I Did Last Summer, a story about the magic of a first love at a rustic summer camp far from parental restrictions and shadowed by a looming war. Fifteen-year-old Bryna tells her story as she teeters between innocence and young womanhood, a story that is funny,tender,and wistful.
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YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it 3 years ago
An interesting read and a quick one. Not exactly what I was hoping for but it is a good coming of age novel for younger children to read about. Isabel's life changes when her brother decides to go off an join the army and a Jewish girl, Helga moves in. Learning of what is really going on in Germa...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it 6 years ago
This is a straight-forward, true account of a child and her family as they fight to survive in the infamous Bergen-Belsen during the Holocaust. The book includes a number of photographs and is written so that it would be appropriate for middle school students and up. It's heart wrenching to see how ...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 8 years ago
Rating: 4* of fiveIn the annals of man's cruelty to man, the Holocaust stands out for its sheer, industrial-scale coldness and horror. There is ample literature attesting to the awfulness of being condemned to death for the mere accident of being born to a Jewish parent. This book, another entry int...
Dichotomygirl
Dichotomygirl rated it 32 years ago
Was scrolling through the lists of 80s teen books over at http://cliqueypizza3.wordpress.com , when I came across this cover showing a very young Jennifer Connelly, which caused me great amusement, and the need to immediately call my husband and send him the link. (She has to be one of his favorite...
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