The War Below / Underground Soldier

I am THRILLED that The War Below (Scholastic US) is listed on as a #1 New Release for Children’s Holocaust Fiction, but please don’t be confused by the error on this page. This book is not #4 of my WWII series. This novel is part of a trilogy. This novel was previously published by Scholastic Canada as Underground Soldier in 2014.

The error has been reported to

Same books, different editions:


Meeting Aimee Friedman!

After more than a year of emails and phone calls, I finally met my American editor for Making Bombs for Hitler and The War Below in person! So excited!

I’m holding NYT bestselling novel Refugee by Alan Gratz and edited by Aimee. She is holding one of her own novels, Sea Change, which was just made into a TV movie! (Guess what’s on my reading list!?)


Adrift at Sea included in exhibit for Pope Francis

AdriftAtSea_websiteIt is such an honour to have my picture book, Adrift at Sea included in an exhibition in Bologna, Italy on the occasion of Pope Francis’ planned visit to the city. The themes of the 200 chosen books include Peace, Work, School, and Migrants.

The exhibit catalogue can be downloaded here.

The books have been arranged on tree-like structures. Adrift at Sea has been included on the tree about Migrants. Here are photos of the exhibit:

A woman looking at Adrift at Sea