…while presenting a concurrent session at the
Williamsburg, VA, November 8, 2013
Publishers Weekly calls Brotherhood “an impressive debut”!
“Westrick does an excellent job of re-creating post-Civil War Richmond… A welcome addition to classroom discussions.” School Library Journal
“Great historical fiction always feels like a gift… All the characters, dialogue, and action support each other deftly and with no filler.” VOYA Magazine *starred review*
“From the perspective of a curious, compassionate young man caught up in Klan violence, this coming-of-age story will spark fruitful discussions about race, identity, social pressure and loyalty.” Kirkus
Brotherhood has been picked as a Junior Library Guild selection. You can read about my school visits on the Students and Teachers tabs, and find more about the book on the Brotherhood tab. Watch the book trailer (53 seconds) below, or on YouTube.
Anderson’s Bookshop named Brotherhood a candidate for the Mock Newbery!
Publishers Weekly included Brotherhood on their list of Military Books 2013: “Helping Kids Make Sense of War,” posted on August 16, 2013.
The premiere issue of Shelf Unbound’s “Middle Shelf: Cool Reads for Kids” (Fall 2013) featured an excerpt from Brotherhood on page 17.
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