Sunday, January 13, 2013

Summer of My German Soldier on The Nerdy Book Club

I am very excited to share that I wrote today's post on The Nerdy Book Club blog. My post is a retro review of one of my favorite middle grade books ever, Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene.

Fun fact: when I was a camp counselor for girls ages 12-14, I kept a small shelf of books in the cabin for my campers to read during rest hour and pre-lights out quiet time. Summer of My German Soldier was always the top pick.

Please head over to The Nerdy Book Club--a great resource for teachers, librarians, and readers alike--to read what I have to say about Summer of My German Soldier and the value of historical fiction in young readers' lives.

What are your favorite historical fiction novels?


  1. Where to begin? I love historical fiction and Summer of My German Soldier is great. Some that I have read lately that come to mind are: Lions of Little Rock, One Crazy Summer, Countdown, Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, and Glory Be. I am sure I am missing some. Thanks for a wonderful Nerdy Book Club post.

  2. I was about to comment that I also LOVED Summer of My German Soldier when I scrolled down and saw Glory Be included in a comment along with of my very favorite recent novels. Thanks, Library Diva!

    Now, off to Nerdy Book Club to read and remember.