Posts Tagged "Sharon E. McKay"

Esther by Sharon E. McKay

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Book Reviews, Quebec | 0 comments

Summary: Esther is a Jewish girl living in the 1700s, a time when both Jewish people and women are controlled and undervalued. An outsider in her own community due to the nature of her birth, Esther uses a shipwreck to escape her family after learning her father is going to marry her off to Red, the rag picker. She is rescued by Philippe, a sailor, who helps her get on her feet by finding her a place to stay and work. When things go wrong though, Esther transforms herself into a boy and runs away. Thus begins a series of adventures that lead her to New France, where she must confront the...

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War Brothers by Sharon E. McKay

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Book Reviews, Prince Edward Island | 0 comments

Summary: Jacob is looking forward to going to George Jones seminary for Boys in Uganda with his friends Tony and Paul, but on their first night there the students are abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA claims they have God on their side and that they are fighting for Uganda, but they are forcing children to be soldiers and leading them down a path of violence and lies. Jacob lives in hope that his father will rescue him, but when it becomes clear help isn’t on the way, he decides he and the family he has created in the midst of the horror around them are going...

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Thunder Over Kandahar by Sharon E. McKay

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Book Reviews, Prince Edward Island | 1 comment

Summary: Yasmine’s parents have moved her to Afghanistan with idealistic hopes of helping to change the country. Their outsider ways and liberal beliefs attract unwanted attention, and put all of their lives in serious danger from the Taliban. Along the way Yasmine’s parents hire Tamanna to be her companion and the two become the best of friends since going to school is not an option. When the situation turns deadly, their friendship is put to the test as they are forced to make a perilous journey, but the kindness of strangers and family persistence will pull them through....

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War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon E. McKay, illustrated by Daniel Lafrance

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Book Reviews, Prince Edward Island | 2 comments

Summary: Jacob and a couple of his friends are taken captive by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda. Some are forced to be soldiers; all are threatened with death if they do not obey Commander Opiro. Holding on to the hope that their parents will find a way to save them, they form a brotherhood to take care of each other until that happens. When rescue isn’t possible, they decide to try and find a way to save themselves, and a girl named Hannah they meet at the camp. Number of Pages: 176 Age Range: 13-14 Review: I liked the visual cues of the black and white pages –...

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