BEST FRIENDS FOREVER earns Starred Review!

It’s official – I have gleaned through extensive research and scientific methodology that:
Today is the official Launch day for my new middle grade book, 
BEST FRIENDS FOREVER: AWWII Scrapbook, published by the wonderful folks at Marshall Cavendish.

Here is what the reviewers are saying:

“This heartwarming tale of steadfast friendship makes a wonderful access point for learning more about World War II and Japanese internment.”
–School Library Journal, Starred Review

“Because this novel is written in the form of letters, artwork, and clippings for a scrapbook, readers will be in for a real treat with what feels like a firsthand perspective. Issues such as what does an American look like, racism, poverty, and more are encountered by these two best friends feeling their way through a complicated time.”

“Their account of wartime terror is made more poignant by their resolution to make their lives beautiful and meaningful. The faux-diary format is sure to appeal.”
Setting the intense personal story of friends and enemies against the big World War II events is a great way to tell the history.”

Check it out, people!

6 Comments on “BEST FRIENDS FOREVER earns Starred Review!

  1.  by  Cindy

    How exciting. Wishing you congratulations and many book sales. Can’t wait to read it!
    The cover is GREAT, love Mom’s picture.

  2.  by  Rita

    Bev, AAA+++ An Amazing Accomplishment! Can’t wait to read it! Joan would be so proud – I see her smiling now!! You done good kiddo!

  3.  by  2KoP

    These are wonderful reviews, Bev. I’m so proud of you and happy for you.