All-American Girl by Meg Cabot & Don’t You Know There’s a War On by Avi

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I’d never read any of Meg Cabot’s books until last week. One of my favorite 11-year-old patrons, who is not into the Princess Diary thing, said that she loved All-American Girl.

students and shows interest in their families and makes a point of emphasizing that even the littlest things can help in the war effort. He does everything he can to make sure she will keep her job. Howie also spends a great deal of time worrying about his merchant marine father and about his friend’s father who is fighting in Africa. He watches his sister after school while his mom works at the factory and looks forward to the 25 cent kids movies on the weekends. This is a great book to listen to with all the 1940s slang and the official news reports of the war. Yeah for great books on tape!

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