Beatrice On Her Own
Having fled the dreadful blitz in London and landed in sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico, Beatrice Agatha Sims has learned to appreciate a radically different culture and landscape. Then the 13-year-old girl must draw on her own experience of being a stranger in a strange land to battle local fears and prejudice when a Japanese Internment Camp is constructed on the edge of town. Will Beatrice have the ‘gumption’ required to face the challenges the war is bringing to everyone?
A stand-alone novel and sequel to the very popular, award-winning True Brit about an English girl fleeing the Blitz and landing in America, based on true accounts.
“I loved this book and its hero—smart, kind, 13-year old Beatrice. She’s a first-rate narrator for an intriguing story inspired by little-known real events. Her non-stop adventure includes dogs, Japanese internees, spies and more. This wonderful, uplifting novel will delight young readers and their parents.”
Anne Hillerman, author of Spider Woman’s Daughter
“Four young teens from different cultures are thrown together in their small, seemingly sheltered corner of the world – Santa Fe, New Mexico – in this fine coming of age story of standing strong against local fears and anger.”
Randall Platt, author of The Likes of Me and Honor Bright
“I am so glad to have won this book! Even though I haven’t read the first book in the series, I still caught on with the book and absolutely loved the characters! I will definitely read the first two books in the series and then reread this one again. I loved it!”
***** (LibraryThing Early Reviewers)
“Beatrice is smart and feisty, ready to do what needs to be done to protect others. This would be an excellent book for middle school and a great book to read as part of a study of WW II” **** (LibraryThing Early Reviewers)