The War Outside Lib/E

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$76.99  $71.60
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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About the Author

Monica Hesse is a feature writer for the Washington Post. Winner of the Edgar Award and a finalist for a Livingston and James Beard Award, she is also the author of Girl in the Blue Coat. She lives in Washington, DC.

Allison Hiroto is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

Christie Moreau is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.


Hesse draws Margot and Haruko realistically and sympathetically, bolstered by research into WWII internment camps, in a moving book that successfully describes an unjust aspect of US history.

-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

An extraordinary novel of injustice and xenophobia based on real history. The Crystal City camp actually existed, as did a few characters and situations portrayed in the novel. Hesse does a superb job of recreating life as it was lived by innocent people forced to exist surrounded by barbed wire fences and guards. In Haruko and Margot, she has written developed, multidimensional characters who live dramatically on the page.

-- "Booklist (starred review)"

A superb historical fiction novel for YA collections. Hesse deftly balances actual events from Crystal City with a resonating fictional story of forbidden friendship and love....[and also] weaves an engaging mystery...A satisfying and bittersweet novel.

-- "School Library Journal (starred review)"